Tuesday, August 12, 2014

What will your verse be?

Robin Williams's death is a tragedy that has rocked my world.  I didn't realize how much he affected my life until I look at all the movies/tv shows/appearances that he was in.  

In "Dead Poet's Society", he challenges his students by asking the question,  "What will your verse be?"

A question of epic proportion.  Imagine being in his class posed with this question.  

What would your verse be?  What are you passionate about? How will you impact the world?  

Ironically the character that Professor Keating (Robin Williams) inspires most, Neil, commits suicide too.  He takes a chance and follows his dream, parents are unimpressed and pressures him away form his passionate path and he sees no other option but to die.  

Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. More tragic irony spoken by Robin Williams - 

My wife said to me this morning, "It is so unfortunate that people who struggle with addiction and depression cannot see how much their world around them love them"

So true....

I know many dentists and friends that have chosen to quit the fight.  Their demons, like Robin's, finally got the best of them.  Robbing them of the opportunity to see the light in their lives. Robbing their family and friends of what could have been.  

Today I shed a tear for Robin Williams; I am grateful for his verse; his impact on me and the world.  

The court jester is back with his maker; making heaven's souls laugh hysterically as he did for us.

Thomas Crum suggests:

"What would it be like if you lived each day, each breath, as a work of art in progress? Imagine that you are a masterpiece unfolding, every second of every day, a work of art taking form with every breath."

I believe that everyone has gifts that are completely unique.  Our purpose is to explore/grow those gifts and share those gifts with the world.

Everyday is a gift; I choose to treat it accordingly....

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Thanks for reading!  BK