With that said, so many are stating that "saying he is free is glorifying suicide". I do not believe it is...whats done is done and it can't be turned back, no matter how much all of us wish we could. and I believe that the person who posted the Genie with Aladdin saying "Now you are free" was just trying to make the best of a unspeakably sad situation. And I imagine they would feel horrified to think that people may think they are glorifying suicide. In my mind they aren't.
As his daughter Zelda so beautifully said "While I'll never, ever understand how he could be loved so deeply and not find it in his heart to stay", I like so many others wish he had stayed. We will never again get to see his genius.
My life as as a teenager was pretty turbulent. My life could have ended at any moment, I was beaten so severely almost weekly , my head being pounded against the wall passing out many times...one time I was strangled for eating after 10. It is a miracle I am alive.
At 16 years old I came close to slitting my wrists because my parents forgot my birthday... on purpose.
(I found out later...)
As I sat on my bed I saw our vanity table next to me, the broken glass on the tabletop mirrored my feeling of being broken and worthless.
I took a piece of that glass in my hand, and was inches away from slitting my wrist when something told me "You will never know how good your life will be unless you stay". That is the only thing that stopped me.
Life is a roller coaster. sometimes you want to scream, sometimes you feel like your going to throw up. (I like comparing life to a roller coaster- MAN the highs and the lows!)
BUT if you stay, you can learn to ride those waves, those up and downs, and ultimately, what I have experienced is a beauty I would have never known if I would have left.
God has brought me back from the brink more than once.
The other day I was at my counselors, and she asked me what I believe about God.
I told her all the amazing things in my life that have happened, from my near death experience, to looking at a website when we were looking for a house KNOWING which house would be ours before we even went to look at it and looking up at the sky and saying “Really God”? This beautiful house is for ME”? To the tailor made trail behind my house that seems (again) to be made just for me (I used to get in car to go to places like this to walk on in the morning) But for ME??
My counselor said “I think that the only way I can think of to describe to you what you are feeling is that you are “surprised by God”.
Yeah, surprise fits.
Whatever your higher power, your Buddha, nature,God, or not, there is sometimes sadness, but there is also BEAUTY in the journey.
With that said I believe that wherever Robin Williams is his reunion with Christopher Reeve and so many others must be joyous, whatever we feel down here. (All I know is that every near death experience I have read about,and the feelings I had, including in my own near death experience (Which you can read about here http://songsofaletheia.blogspot.com/2013_03_01_archive.html) was about how much I was loved. The whole WORLD loves Robin Williams. I can't even imagine what the reunion must be like for him there.
If he ever doubted how much he was loved, now I believe he KNOWS.