Why do we grieve for someone we do not even know was a question one person asked, regarding the death of Robin Williams. We grieve for the gift of talent lost to the world. We grieve for a life tortured by addiction. We grieve the loss of someone who gave us such a wealth of memories stored in each and every character portrayed. We grieve because in this interdependent web of life, each loss is our loss, each suffering is our suffering.
May we learn to transform the grief, loss and suffering into joyful celebrations and appropriate action.