With All My Sympathies - Olivia De Lamberterie
- Author (s): Olivia De Lamberterie
- Publisher: Stock
- Collection: La Bleue
- Publication: 08/22/2018
- Number of pages: 254
- Number of books: 1
- Shipping: 325
- Dimensions: 21.50 x 13.50 x 2.10
The words of others have nourished, carried, infused their energy and their emotions. Until my brother died on October 14, 2015 in Montreal, I did not see the need to write. Alex's suicide pierced me with grief, also made me madly angry. Because a suicide is the double penalty, the violence of the disappearance generates an embarrassed silence that takes all the place, preventing even remembering the happy days. I didn't want to be silent. Alex was a flamboyant being, he had a beautiful, full, exciting, loving and loved existence. He fought against melancholy, she won. To tell about his courage, to say how happy I was to have him as a brother, seemed vital to me. I did not want to mourn or give in to desolation. I wanted to invent a happy way to be sad. The dead can make us freer, more alive. Olivia de Lambertie.
Olivia de Lamberterie is a journalist for Elle, literary columnist for Télématin on France 2, Le Masque et la plume on France Inter and correspondent for Radio Canada.