when i first saw the 'RIP Robin Williams' on facebook, i gasped.
i was stunned and saddened in a second.
i immediately clicked over to the news to find out what happened.
it never ever occurred to me that it was suicide.
and when i read that, i just slumped in my chair and let the tears roll on down.
losing him at such a young age is sad enough.
but losing him to his own pain just rips deep inside.
i have never had severe depression.
i've been depressed, and i've known some dark moments.
i've touched this stuff enough to imagine what it's like to be battling
the darkness for a long period of time.
i've touched it enough so that i can feel such gratitude that i haven't ever
experienced this, and yet can feel such compassion for those who have.
i get so sad when i picture the darkness he went thru.
when i picture the darkness so many go thru before they just can't take it anymore.
ah, how i just so wish i could take that pain away.
i am hoping this brings depression more to light.
makes suicide a topic we are all talking about.
and helps us to keep in mind that we are each other's candles.
we can try to offer light into the darkness.
and when one light goes out,
it makes such a difference to us all.
rest in peace, robin williams.
and every single one of you who has gone before him because of your own battles in the dark.
you are missed.