Post by maddogtim74 on Aug 11, 2014 21:31:50 GMT -5
I'm so sad to hear about Robin Williams' death. As an admirer of his (and anyone who creates humor), I feel like I can relate to him in my own ways. While I'm not the performer he was, I am creative and enjoy making those around me smile. I also have a serious side, which Robin displayed during his life. And, I too have suffered with depression, so much so at certain times that I just wanted the pain to stop. Unfortunately, it appears Robin could not take anymore and ended it himself. To anyone who reads this and is depressed and considering following Robin's path, I encourage you to reach out to those around you for support. Whatever you do, do not give up on life. Despite all the awful things I've been through in my life, I have never quit and hope I never do. It's good to fight the good fight, and while I don't judge anyone who takes Robin's final path, I do hope and pray that anyone who has depression or mental health issues seeks help and moves forward in the struggle of life. For in that struggle lies the beauty, all the good things in life we often miss. RIP Robin and my best to anyone who reads this.
I read somewhere, to learn is to remember
and I've learned we all forgot - King's X
Amen. There always seemed to me to be a bit of desperation and pain behind Williams' compulsive manic comedy. Oddly enough, that's what made it even funnier -- you could sense he wasn't just an egotist showing off, but a sensitive soul trying like mad to create human connections and keep the dark at bay. There was always so much heart behind it.
Robin Williams was one of my late brother's favorite artists. They were the same age, 63. Too young to die. They even looked a bit alike. On top of being sad about Robin Williams, I'm feeling grief for my brother all over again.