What an absolute madness of a world we live in. To love so deeply that we all become mad. I understand her, and mourn with her.
I found this while researching Dr. Seuss quotes. He cheated on his wife who had cancer, she ended up killing herself. This..is..what it is to be a ..woman.
Helen committed suicide in 1967 with an overdose of barbiturates after a series of illnesses (including cancer) spanning 13 years. She was also despondent over Ted’s affair with Audrey Stone Dimond. Feeling unable to live without him, Helen wrote in her suicide note:
“Dear Ted, What has happened to us? I don’t know. I feel myself in a spiral, going down down down, into a black hole from which there is no escape, no brightness. And loud in my ears from every side I hear, ‘failure, failure, failure…’ I love you so much … I am too old and enmeshed in everything you do and are, that I cannot conceive of life without you … My going will leave quite a rumor but you can say I was overworked and overwrought. Your reputation with your friends and fans will not be harmed … Sometimes think of the fun we had all thru the years …”
Ted later described his reaction to her death: “I didn’t know whether to kill myself, burn the house down, or just go away and get lost.” About Helen’s death, Ted’s niece Peggy commented: “Whatever Helen did, she did it out of absolute love for Ted.”