Each Tuesday, many share a slice of life at Two Writing Teachers.
It’s been difficult to write a slice this week. I wanted to write a piece about the start of the new school year. Instead the news about Robin Williams has deeply saddened me. It’s a huge loss and I feel so sad for his family. I have obsessed reading the different tributes and the varied opinions about depression and suicide. Earlier this summer, the local news reported about a 38 year old mom who left her two young boys and a husband and went missing until she was found two weeks later; dead due to suicude.
It hits close to home. My dear, sweet husband is diagnosed with bi-polar disease. Thank goodness, he’s willing to get help and manages it with medication. But there are periods of time, that there is sadness that wants to grab hold (and sometimes does). It’s during these times that being there, talking, and showing love is what I can do. I have medication for anxiety as anxiety and depression run in my family. Then there are friends who’ve experienced the loss of a family member through suicide.
So I get how Robin Williams and that mother may have felt with a cloak of darkness surrounding them.
So just for today I will:
Show love and kindness
And as Robin Williams said in Dead Poet’s Society, “Carpe Diem.”