So many people will be gearing up to write about Robin Williams’ passing; many have in fact already posted; I’ve read several this morning. Celebrities will comment. News people will speculate. Professional therapists will discuss the relationship between addiction and depression.
I don’t have anything earth-shattering to add. I wouldn’t presume to understand what finally became so difficult to bear that he chose to end his pain. And I do not blame him. However, I have been where he was twice, so while I don’t know his particular pain, I do understand the desire to end it even if my own attempts failed. On the bright side, I’m in a better place (mostly) and I have beautiful children and grandchildren who never would have come to be if I had succeeded.
My heart is with his family. I hope and pray they find some peace in the coming weeks.
Robin, I hope you too have found peace. You will be missed.