The story goes that a young Buckminster Fuller, mad scientist inventor, famous for the Geodesic Dome, was depressed, nearly bankrupt, had no job, no prospects, with a young wife and daughter, walked by Lake Michigan one morning in 1927, and he considered "offing himself."
Suddenly, he found himself suspended several feet about the ground, surrounded by sparkling light. Time seemed to stand still, and a voice spoke to him. The voice said: "You do not have the right to eliminate yourself, you do not belong to you. You belong to Universe."
Now that's the kind of pep talk we all could use! I wonder what kind of music Kurt Cobain would be making now, if that same voice would have visited him in that Seattle attic. Of course, there was still the "Courtney factor," to take into account, but it's hard to deny the SPARKLING LIGHT!
I've always loved Kurt's version of this Leadbelly song...