A Goodbye to Robin Williams

too much pain hidden by laughter

Consequence of Sound

I was sitting at my desk in complete shock, and according to various social media feeds I wasn’t alone. The information came to me via a friend’s Facebook post, where he simply stated, “What” and linked to the news. That word sums up the first thought that came to our heads, doesn’t it? The first thought wasn’t of a great monologue in a movie, a stand-up bit, or “Na-Nu Na-Nu.” It was that word without a punctuation to end on — more of a statement, really. What.

Robin Williams was found dead in his apartment Monday morning, and, as of the publication of this article, all we know is that his death was an “apparent suicide.” His publicist released this brief, but telling statement: “Robin Williams passed away this morning. He has been battling severe depression of late. This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for…

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