Nanu, Nanu, Mork.

Robin Williams and Pam Dawber as Mork and Mindy

Robin Williams and Pam Dawber as Mork and Mindy (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It’s so weird to think Robin Williams is gone.

So many memorable characters, the good works like Comic Relief.  Robin’s left a legacy to the world that mostly is laughter, but as of yesterday he’s put tears in the eyes of countless millions as one of the world’s most beloved men took himself away.

Never underestimate the power of depression.  I suffer it myself, though maybe less these days since I’ve found a couple of the sources, but it’s still there because sometimes the source is just a short circuit in our brains.

Never forget to show those you love that you love them.  Some of the greatest anti-depressents in the world are just hugs and the words “I love you”.  Sometimes stronger medicine is called for, and thus the gods give us a happy dog with his favourite toy eager to play, or a purring cat curled up in your lap asleep.  I can tell you, too, though, that sometimes it takes more.  Depression can make you blind to the joy of life and to the love of those around you; it can exaggerate the bad and leave you unaware or forgetful of the good.  You start looking around at those who might suffer by the loss of you and shrug, not really able to care.  If you’ve got to that point maybe try something a bit more professional than a puppy.

Robin, I hope you’ve found your peace, and I hope you bring laughter to the stars and the gods.  Who knows, it could make the world a better place.

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