Monday, June 5, 2017


Chris Cornell – Follow Up

This isn’t the first time I have written about a celebrity suicide that truly bothered me. Robin Williams was the first. My daughter will still say something about him when we are watching one of his movies. Last night Aladin was on and she said “this movie makes me sad because he is gone” (the genie) To which I give the standard parent response… well honey, at least we have his movies to keep his talent alive and make us smile.

We have lost many great talents in the last few years. Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, George Michael… but I will have to say that Robin Williams and Chris Cornell were the ones that made my heart hurt. I think it is because they were truly lost and sad souls that intentionally took their own life.

But back to Chris Cornell -
God bless his tortured lost soul. His voice was so powerful and amazing. I have him singing to me in my ear buds this morning at work. An amazing talent that had so much more to give.

The coroner states that the level of prescriptions in his system were not levels to be considered contributing factors to his mental state.  I am heartbroken no one was there for him at his lowest point to bring him back. I can’t imagine what it is like to be in that dark corner of the mind where ending your life is your only solution.

I think the saddest part about these people we love and their suicides is that we all wish we could have been there for them, to stop them, to listen to them and save them from themselves. But no one can see something like that coming. These people have already made up their minds and honestly it is only a matter of time and opportunity before they carry out their intentions.

I still think Sam and Dean Winchester need to check things out in Seattle. 

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