RE: Shadow of Light

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wow....
this was powerful. I was so upset when he passed away. Whenever there is suicide, you always think... what was it? what was it that we couldn't see?

so many people suffer through these things in silence until the end - and then its just too late. leaving us with questions and raw hearts.

I really loved this perspective Sam.

hey - by the way - i'm gonna drop a dm for you! not about the other stuff we were talking about - but MORE NEW stuff hahahahaa totally unrelated :)

i'm about to eat dinner - so... in about an hour :)

love you!



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Aw thanks for the love 😍I enjoyed writing it. He was a real inspiration. It is truly tragic that he spent the last two years of his life hiding his illness, confused, searching for reasons and answers, and sadly finding none that were fitting or true. His misdiagnosis caused him anguish as he experienced so many symptoms that did not fit Parkinson's but he was powerless to do anything else in the absence of accurate medical diagnosis. What is even more tragic for me is that they had the means to diagnose this from an autopsy but nobody was able to pick this dreadful brain disease up while he was still alive. How he managed to continue to put on a happy face for the public is beyond me. His wife said that she often felt that it was due to his schooling at Juilliard that he was able to present a different persona to the outside world whilst his own was falling apart 😭 On another note, we are officially on the GF train at home. Some shopping done today and a big thumbs up from both kids after dinner 👏 I'll be heading to bed shortly as it's way past my bedtime as usual lols but I'll catch you in the morning. Big !LUV right back at you.

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hehehe ok! you had a super busy day! glad to hear about the GF train hehehe i wonder what you made :)

and Robin... one of my favorite movies of his... well I have two - but the first is Bicentennial Man. I don't know why i feel like he WAS that robot. especially now hearing about the last 2 years of his life. just going through the motions, smiling for the people - and i'm sure it had a lot to do with his training. When people are living like that - for the public... it becomes about the public, less about them. just like what you wrote - exactly what you wrote!

and I think that it must be the same way to diagnose Alzheimers - they can't truly give a definitive assessment until its post-mortem. It must be the way they have to assess the brain?

Terrible. those diseases that take away the person are just terrible.

this was really a great tribute to a wonderful man!

(your dm is sent hehe)

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Replied to your DM :-) Oh, that's interesting re Alzheimer's. I must do some more research! Great film choice😍 One of my faves too. I love Robin Williams and I love Isaac Asimov so a match made in Heaven💗I also love Goodwill Hunting and Dead Poet's society. All BIG IMPACTFUL films with a lot to say.

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