I read an illustration on a forum today that brought back an illustration of many years ago. It was about a man who went to a doctor complaining of really being depressed. The doctor told him that there was a circus in town. He said that there was a clown performing in a show. You must see him. He suggested that he go and take in the show. The Dr. knew laughter is good medicine and felt sure that all the laughing he would do should lift his spirits. The doctor talked on about how great the clown was. Finally, the man interrupted the doctor by saying, "Doctor that will not help. You see, I am that clown".
Clarabelle was the first clown I ever remember, the clown made me laugh.
While making thousands of people laugh, Robin Williams was suffering inside. Sad!!
Over 30,000 people commit suicide each year. In Bloggsville we have Mel of ‘Up North with Mel’ who works with her extended family to promote awareness of suicide.
We have folks in our blogging families who have lately dealt with the same situation, another of our group Mel lately lost a brother.
I lost a first cousin, sweet lady to depression.
I have said it hundreds of times, no one knows what goes on inside YOUR mind but YOU. maybe you haven’t thought of suicide, but I have. I don’t thing anyone has immunity, depression has no favorites.
We humans have a way of dealing with BAD NEWS, as long as it is not OUR bad news we say, “How terrible”, and then we soon forget it. Of course you will not soon forget Robin Williams. The news media and his many films and recordings will keep that memory alive forever, it will cross your mind more times than my cousin will, because you will have memory joggers.
The person taking their own life is blinded with their present, immediate ‘MIND TALK’. The person who briefly thinks of it, but then considers the loved ones who would be devastated, hurt and cheated, lets it pass and goes on with life. They shed a few tears (some say have a pity party) then go on to face life.
I cannot begin to imagine what an internationally famous person must be thinking before it gets so bad they must end the ‘MIND TALK’ that is driving them truly insane, because at that time they must actually be, out of their mind.
Can suicide be predicted? In some it can methinks, but to the observer of the CLOWN, …………………it could never be him.
ROBIN WILLIAMS end his own life? Not in your life time, I WOULD HAVE SAID.
My thoughts today, I sure enjoyed his entertaining, he will be missed.
You must see life as it is to survive. You must know yourself and your limitations. We all must have a reason to live, Find IT!<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<^>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Every circus goer knows the clown car is coming.