I am so beside myself about the death of the great Robin Williams. I know a lot is going on in the world. So many others are suffering and dying from senseless violence but there are many suffering and dying from internal battles. Just because it is internal doesn’t mean those battles are any less brutal or any easier to solve. Being upset about a celebrity dying isn’t silly, they are people. People who can make us laugh, people that can make us cry. People who have families and friends. Depression and mental illness doesn’t discriminate. People are sad, yes they are suffering. All we can do is be aware and be kind because we need to be there for the people around us. I’m shaken by this death because in his actions I saw someone wanting to make the world a brighter more tolerable place. I thank you Robin Williams for your devotion to bringing smiles on the faces of anyone that saw your work. You were a titan of comedy. My heart goes out to his family because we may have lost a wonderful comedian but they have lost a father and husband.