What is the answer?
What are the questions?
Why is it happening?
What can we do?
The recent suicides of two very famous people last week – Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain – have brought back a lot of memories for me and have had me thinking a lot.
Those of you who have been around here for a while may recall I lost my brother to suicide a year and a half ago. He took his life two days after Christmas on December 27, 2016 by stepping in front of a train. He left a note stating “no Clarence for me.”
There are moments – some clumped together in periods longer than others – that I dwell in the sorrow.
I want to have some magical answer…. some greatly insightful advice.
I don’t want to just talk about it. I don’t want to just be sad. I want to declare the solution. I want to shout out the answer. I want to rid the world of this grief.
But I can’t find it.
Except to say let’s love one another.
Let’s be there for one another.
Let’s support each other.
Let’s hold each other up… allow others to lean on us, and allow ourselves to lean on others.
Let’s embrace our humanity.
Let’s accept each other.
Let’s accept ourselves.
Let’s belong to each other and to this world.
We are each here for a purpose.
Let us seek and declare and own that.
You are loved.
Keep on keepin’ on.