Is this sad? She lived a long life and was “over it,” so she Hunter S. Thompson’d herself.
Anastasia Khoreva had been caught trying to commit suicide once in the past, but her family had stopped her. 105 years old with a recent and painful lung infection, Khoreva felt that her life had run its course.
From The Sun UK: “Anastasia, from Darsun, Russia, had lived through the Russian Revolution, two world wars and the mass executions of communist tyrant Joseph Stalin.”
It made me think of a great idea for a movie. A kid and his family immigrates from China (or Russia, whatever, doesn’t matter) to the US, leaving their elderly grandparents behind. A few months later, the kid’s grandparents kill themselves. Similar to Khoreva, they were tired of waiting for death (and sad that their shitty family had abandoned them).
The kid hates America. He’s sitting at lunch one day with his parents when he hears two dumbass hipsters talking about his homeland — and saying that it’s the only country where you can commit suicide and go to a special Heaven instead of being sent to Hell. He decides he must return to his home country and kill himself to be with his parents.
The kid is, like, 9 years old. He embarks on a wild and wacky journey to return to his country of origin, and has a shit ton of fun on the way. I mean, a total blast. He’s living the dream, as douchebags in LA like to say.
Anyway, he finally makes it back to his country, somehow. He commits suicide and his parents never know what happened to him.
The final scene shows him sitting on a porch swing with his grandparents, laughing and drinking lemonade. The End.