Monday, February 3, 2014

Unrelated to Anything Else

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.


julie said...

I know. I feel depressed about it.

Mrs Furious said...

It's not as bad as when Heath Ledger died... that really tore me up. Because he was young... it seemed accidental? Maybe just because I like Michelle Williams so much? Don't know why.

This one took me by complete surprise though.

Brenda said...

Agree. So sad that people can harbor such terrible demons... And the guy was brilliant, and my age-ish, so kind of shocking.

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