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I am also sorry to hear about Robin Williams’ death.  He was a great talent.  Like almost everyone on the planet, I enjoyed his vast body of work.  I’m so very sorry for his family.

I only hope the bright light in all of this is the fact that his passing is giving a voice to mental illness.

However……..

I have way too many Facebook friends who have posted about crying over his death, etc……It actually irritates me.  I think it’s because I’m jealous.  I’m jealous of the fact that so many people have NOT experienced the loss of a personal loved one that they can get so emotionally torn up over a celebrity passing.

Because let me tell you….once you lose a close loved one, many things are put into perspective.  And crying over the death of a celebrity, even one I appreciated, just will not be happening.  Not anymore.

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  1. I lost my dad when he was only 60 (very unexpectedly) going on 10 years ago, so I understand where you are coming from in that many people in their 30’s and early 40’s may not have had to deal with the death of a close loved one. In fact, I only know of one other friend my age who (at the time) had dealt with the death of a parent. Even with that, I admit that I shed a few tears last night over Robin Williams’ death. Grief is a strange thing and just because someone gets upset over a celebrity passing doesn’t necessarily mean that those people haven’t gone through real grief. Sometimes, for me, the tears come when someone passes who reminds me of times with my dad.

    Anyway, it’s good to see you blogging again 🙂

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