It's been a pretty emotional week. We've been preparing for my mother's memorial celebration for a while now, but now it's right around the corner and... it's looming large. We've been working on photos, music, etc., and I've been connecting -- reconnecting -- with many people, near, far & off the radar. Some folks have been in the periphery for almost my entire life but we never actually held a conversation or corresponded as adults.
The death of Robin Williams earlier this week was as shocking to me as, I'm sure, it was to you... and to your kids. My kids loved him for Aladdin and Mrs. Doubtfire as much as I did for Mork & Mindy, Good Morning, Vietnam, and all of those late-night talk show guest spots (and much more).
I've shared a couple of things that I've found meaningful relating to depression and mental health on social media, which has been bursting at the seams with that type of sharing over the past few days, not all of it good by any stretch. A friend asked about Robin, Why choose hopelessness? And I thought, Well, it wasn't really a choice! But the better answer came from another: He did not have the benefit of clarity. He didn't choose darkness; darkness chose him, and held him close.
And last night at knitting, I learned of Lauren Bacall's death.
Icons. Mesmerizing. Unforgettable.
Meanwhile, we're in the FINAL COUNTDOWN until Kate's return! Six more sleeps.
There's another baseball game on the docket tomorrow night, and another wedding this weekend!
Ups and downs, people. The circle of life. There's all kinds of it going on around here.
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A little bit of silly fun helps to keep things in balance, and that's why I'm thrilled that it's Knitters' Hunk and Knitters' Chick time! Plus, eye candy. Nominations are OPEN! You have until Friday, August 15th, to submit your names HERE -- rules here -- up to three each.
These are mine:
Who would you like to hang out with, or just have near, while you knit? :)
And now... THINGS TO DO!!