Last night, I opened my computer to find an email from my internship that stabbed my heart – Robin Williams had died.
It might sound silly or stupid that this news hurt so bad. However, the pain that someone is in when they commit suicide is so immense and hopeless. Immediately, that emotion raced over me. I understand that dark place and pray that no one else finds themselves there. Yet every day, multiple people die because they can not find the light or strength to keep going. That is one of the saddest things on earth.
Feeling deeply the emotions of others is draining especially since I am not good at reading people. When it comes to the news, I often find myself worn out and miserable. Lately, the media has been bringing me lower and lower.
This news was just too much and the final straw. I did not watch every film Robin Williams was in or know every aspect of his life. But his smile, his twinkling eyes, and his big heart that really showed touched me.
We lost another beautiful soul. This world is so painful and that is just too much for some people to handle. Stay strong if you are in that dark place. Yes, there is much darkness surrounding us, but we can make it through and exude light. Hope is present and stronger than the dark. It just doesn’t always appear that way.