Nanu, Nanu, Robin Williams
Grief is a funny thing. Every person handles it differently. Even whole cultures have distinct ways of saying good-bye, but as we come together over the death of a man who touched many of our lives through his movie and comedy career, we should also make sure that we are doing what we can to lessen our future grief.
Depression can have a multitude of causes, and for some people there may not be a solution to how they feel or why they feel depressed. That is not something that any of us can control. What we can control is how we help those who may or may not be depressed. According to the CDC one in 10 Americans report depression. That leaves others who do not report it, and chances are that we know someone who has bouts of depression.
Death can take any one of us without notice. It is important to remember that fact and to treat each other with a little more kindness, a little more humanity and a little more care. If we can make our journey through this mortal coil a little more pleasant and a little less painful, we will be doing what we are here to do.
Life is not about acquisition. It is about each other, and we need to make sure that we are doing what we can to make life better for everyone else. Death has taken a shining light who helped us to laugh. Robin Williams was not perfect, but he did his best with what he had. That is all that we can ask of anyone.
Grief sends some of us to cry. It sends some of us to celebrate the life of the person we are missing. It sends some of us to embrace the comfort of the after-life. For a lucky few it reminds us that we need to connect with those who we have been missing. Grief is a funny thing, and now we must use it to deal with the death of a funny man. Robin Williams inspired us to laugh and love in life; let him inspire the same in death.