A Moment to Grieve: A Spark Gone Out

As I sit here pondering life today, I am profoundly saddened by the loss of Robin Williams.  Such a sad, tragic end to a beautiful life, and you wonder how it could come to this?  He made us laugh, he made us cry, he made us look at ourselves and see that, ‘little spark of madness’ in each of us.  That spark that makes us all see the humor in so much of our own lives.  He was brilliant, but brilliance seems to come at a high cost so many times.



I believe they ride the highs and the lows in a way few people truly understand.  I think it’s hard to get past the lows and what they feel, no one on the outside can see what’s really going on.  It’s a turmoil within that bubbles just below the surface and looks to devour one from the inside out.  It calls out and preys on the mind at its weakest point.  This is a terrible tragedy and on a day when I was looking for inspiration; I found none.  I found emptiness, sadness and a deep hollow space that can’t be filled.  That laughter and joy gone, remembered in so many moments captured on film over the years.  He touched my life in so many ways as far back as I can remember because I grew up watching him.  I can’t remember a time that he wasn’t somewhere along the last four decades of my life. I loved the actor that he became, a truly gifted man that could reach inside and touch something special in each of us.  His characters were all memorable, just like him.

Today is not a day for inspiration, but a day of remembrance and grieving.  We lost a truly inspirational, brilliant actor and this loss will leave a scar on the hearts of so many of us.  A scar that we will wear with love and sadness for the loss that is felt so very deeply. A farewell today that none of us were prepared to give, but isn’t that how it comes at us?  When we least expect it, life reaches up and grabs us at our very core and rips a piece of us out and we are never, ever the same again.

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