Sally and the Blue Crew! Ah, aging! I think as we get older we all tend to stop our thought process and wonder, what the heck was I going to say, or what was I thinking?! Maxine is bathed in blue and that hair is a shade that older ladies used. In fact, my first boss, was in her 70's when she was the County Treasurer and she use to tint her hair a lovely shade of blue. I have known several matronly ladies who wore blue hair! In Maxine's first photo here, her hair looks almost lavender!
My friend Suzanne shared the Chicken Chick's photo at Facebook and I wanted to talk for a moment about Robin Williams. My daughter Rebekah, who is 26, has a friend Naomi, and this is what she shared on Face Book:
"It's strange that the passing of someone I never knew has affected me so. What's stranger and even more sad is that someone who was admired and loved around the world for his ability to make us laugh, came to such an end. RIP Robin Williams, you will be missed."
It comes down to this, mental health. It is something no one, especially our government(s) want to address. Hand over a handful of pills, so some lobbyist in Washington D.C. can fill their pockets with pharm money pushing these drugs through! I have been blessed, never struggled with depression, but I know so many who have. The medication they want to give you often gives you worse side effects. Paired with illicit drugs or alcohol and you are in a deeper world of hurt. A dear friend lost her marriage because of it. As a child, my mother's two friends, both sisters, struggled with it. One ended up in the Colorado State Hospital which specialized in mental health issues. Sadness. No real answers to make it all better. Sometime the pain is too much to bear. When a young Catholic priest my phamily knew ended his life, I will never forget the elderly Catholic priest who spoke about him. He said clergy hate to see suicide . It is hard to talk about, it is hard to fathom the why's, the what if's, the tragedy for the families. I remember that distinguished elderly priest telling us sometime God has plans for those tormented souls that we will not know about until we ourselves meet Him at the end of our own lives. But he added, God loves each one of us, and we must trust Him that He is the only one capable of understanding why someone takes their own life.
Some of my favorite Robin Williams movies. I was pondering Naomi's words, it is very odd that someone so loved, would end their life so tragically. My prayers go out to Robin Williams family, especially his children. R.I.P.