Life at № 42 by E.M. Coutinho
This documentary is now on Netflix. Interesting concept. James suffers from acute depression. He’s tired. He’s tried all sorts of treatments but nothing has really worked. He decides to “give himself 12 months before he has a license to kill himself”. During this time he’s going to go to the amazon to try Ayahuasca. He hopes the experience will somehow change things.
I watched wondering how I myself might react to the drug. In a way I share many of James’ feelings. Always have. Like him I’ve taken all sorts of medication. None of them have been able to make me think the world is a good place. It’s not an easy way to live. Unlike James I don’t think there’s a solution.