Friday, August 15, 2014

Hold Tight to Small Beauties

I was really saddened this week by the death of Robin Williams.  I don't even watch tv or movies anymore, but he was one of the few actors I really enjoyed.

Depression is such a terrible, invidious thing, so poorly understood.  No one really knows what goes on in the minds and bodies of others.  What I know about it is that it is so often a truly physical thing.  An illness that is as real and tangible as diabetes or cancer, yet we so often dismiss it as imaginary.

It's all in your head.
Snap out of it.
Think positive!  

It is not all in the head, it's a physical thing that can knock you flat faster then the flu.  People can't just snap out of it anymore than they can 'snap out' of having cancer.  Telling someone to just 'think positive!' Is the same as saying, "you're a failure, it's all your fault if you can't make yourself be happy.  It's all your fault if you can't cure your own cancer".

There are no easy answers.


A day later, two little Amish girls were kidnapped right off their own farm.  The girls ran out to help a "customer" who had just pulled up to their roadside stand and they grabbed the girls and took off.  The world is so full of evil.

I just heard though, that they got away, escaped and have been returned home, unharmed.  The world is full of evil, but also happy endings every now and then.

Hold tight to the happy endings and small beauties.


  1. Nicely said, Kris. And those photos of Ramsey are just beautiful.

  2. Ramsey on the trail between the ferns, looks like he is in Fairy Land.

  3. You are so right, in everything you wrote today. Plus.. the pictures are GORGEOUS as usual.

  4. SO true. Well said.
    LOVE the pic on Ramsey on your Header.
    Beautiful photos in the woods as well.

  5. So enjoy your photos--just sayin--your last 3 are simply stunning! Thanks for sharing them.

  6. Delrene in Carlsbad, CaAugust 15, 2014 at 11:04 PM

    Thank you for your inciteful commentary. It has been a very sad week indeed. I had a family member commit suicide and it is just so hard to accept and understand. I never ever will most likely. But I've learned a great deal and it is so hard to get people to understand the frustration when one does hear "you got to snap out of it" Think positive, etc. If only it was that easy. Ramsey looks like he is in a fairy tale woods. So beautiful.

  7. Delrene in Carlsbad, CaAugust 15, 2014 at 11:04 PM

    Thank you so much. Beautifully written. Ramsey is so handsome in his idyllic surroundings.

  8. Beautifully written and beautifully supported with magical light in your woods!

  9. Beautiful post and beautiful photos!

  10. I love your post. Thank you.
    Please go to Anne Lamott's FaceBook page and read what she wrote about Robin Williams, and life in general. I think you will like it. I tried to cut and paste it here but it's too long.

  11. Beautiful post and breathtaking photo of Ramsey in your header.

  12. Amen.

    And that's an amazing picture of Ramsey!