I have to say that I am pretty depressed about Philip Seymour Hoffman.
I saw him on Broadway in True West and it was an AMAZING theatrical experience.
He was amazing.
And I am always sad when someone dies like that.
It just feels so desperate and sad.
I'm devastated that his children (my own kids ages) will know those details.
The syringe in his arm.
And always wonder why they weren't enough.
You don't get over something like that... you just don't.
It changes the trajectory of your life.
I worked with many kids whose parents had been heroin addicts.
One little boy was found when he was 3 years old sleeping with his dead overdosed mother.
(sorry... I know that is graphic... but it still haunts me).
My own growing up centered around the very secret and turbulent life parental mental illness and addiction create.
It is hard.