“I used to think the worst thing in life is to end up all alone. It’s not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people who make you feel all alone.”
Yesterday we lost one of the most amazing comedians that ever graced this earth. Robin Williams was a true genius not only in his craft of making people laugh, but in his way of gently showing people that he had empathy for the entire world. There was a genuine kindness to his eyes, and the way he was towards people truly showed how compassionate his heart was. To be full of so much brilliance and to be so sad inside seems to be always the common denominator. Still I wonder why someone like him could have ever been so depressed, and it makes me question how somehow the rest of us manage to cope to keep going on.
With loss comes hope that he is able to peacefully rest now.
Depression should never be taken lightly, yet most people deal with it so silently because of the stigma that associates with mental illness. However to be honest all of us go through some form of traumas, tragedies, failures, or disappointments that trigger moments of despair. None of us are able to foresee where these moments may come from, and carefully we all try to protect ourselves from being hurt or overly sensitive but sometimes the pain can’t be stopped on it’s own. There is no easy pill to swallow, clarity to follow, or feeling of swiftly getting over a case of the blues. It takes time. Like all diseases, the only cure is openness, research, and the ability to start allowing people to remember their not alone.
Deru – 1979
This song kind of hurts my heart and feels fitting for a time like now.