Robin Williams, RIP

Well, fuck. I know there were some folk who did not love him, and looking back now some of his routines make one cringe, but at a time when I was unutterably depressed, his comedy shows could make me laugh, and got me through the night.

Suicide is not confirmed, but yeah, based on his history, odds are it was. How many comedians do we lose either to suicide or self-immolation? Why is the cost of laughter so often so much darkness?

I support a person’s right to chose the time and place of their ending, if that’s their wish, but it should not be for those reasons. Not for depression or despair.

Thank you, sir. Whatever demons you battled, I hope you knew you brought light into the world, too.

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