I didn’t mean to drown myself. I meant to swim till I sank ”
Like everyone else I know, last night when I heard the news that Robin Williams had died from an apparent suicide, I was filled with deep sadness. He was a man who brought countless belly laughs to this blue marble we live on, but depression and addictions were two of the things he had acknowledged a lifelong struggle with. To say these two things are formidable opponents is a gross understatement, and I have to believe that the burden of living beneath them eventually exacted a horrible toll.