..it’s hard for me to find the right words for verbalize my sadness in hearing about his death because he wasn’t just that funny man I’d watch when I’m feeling down, he was also just another person, like me, doing his best to smile in spite of his battles with his personal demons..
..unfortunately, depression can affect anyone..
..could be you, could be the friend sitting next you, could be the waiter who’s just taken your order, could be the complete stranger standing next to you on the bus..
..& one of the most painful things about depression is how it makes you feel like you’re running a one person show that’s falling apart; no matter if you’re Aladdin’s Genie or Mrs. Doubtfire or a really successful actor/comedian or just someone trying to get by a day at a time..
..what’s worse is when you don’t know what to say or do when you see someone you care about or admire go through so much turmoil inside..
thank you for being such a source of laughter & inspiration, O Captain..
.. may you finally find better shores that bring you the peace you were looking for & may strength be with your family at this time..