Like so many, I am also very saddened by the loss of the GREAT Robin Williams; however, am I surprised? Nope. I see my brother when I look into Robin’s eyes whenever a photo of him appears.
My brother was funny and his laugh was HONESTLY contagious too yet he hung himself to death.
And in a warped way I hope my mommy is seeing all this on tv & getting strength from it all – a wonderful man’s being remembered, a man who shocked the world yesterday as all thought he was genuinely happy because he told jokes. I hope my mom sees that suicide hasn’t any boundaries – she didn’t fail her child. Just like her son who hung himself on 9/1/11, no one is immune, NO ONE! Nor is it her fault. Fault lies on the person who gave-up on all who loved him!
In the way I pray for my brother, I pray for Robin – you have your right to live your life as you wish. Tis sad though that they hurt so many in the process. But that’s human-nature folks!
Next time you THINK someone is fine, listen to your gut and react – but tis they and ONLY them who has to feel it deeeeeeeply inside themselves, the courage, the confidence to go on. Don’t over-coddle them either, it causes them to feel weak & not in power. Just be positive! Don’t knock people! Don’t purposely hurt them! The pain you inflict you think an “I’m sorry” will erase but deep-down that person will live their ENTIRE lives hurting.
I know Heaven is cracking-up today … and my brother & sister in the front row … I can almost hear my brother’s laughter, honestly!
My thoughts & prayers to his loved ones left behind as his grand-children, great grand-children who’ll never know him. BUT it was HIS and ONLY his choice – that’s the HARDEST part for the survivors – he didn’t love them enough to try harder. (yep, from experience I speak that – experience folks)