Robin Williams Tribute

The Primary Care Clinic at Stony Brook held a tribute lunch to Robin Williams on 8/12/2014. Robin Williams committed suicide on 8/11/2014 after a long battle with depression. He brought joy to millions through his acting, comedy, and generosity, and he was “one of a kind” as President Obama put it.

Remember that depression can strike anyone. Someone may be depressed and yet never show it or talk about it. They can seem to have everything, and yet feel they have nothing.

“Richard Cory” by Edwin Arlington Robinson

Whenever Richard Cory went down town,
We people on the pavement looked at him:
He was a gentleman from sole to crown,
Clean favored, and imperially slim.

And he was always quietly arrayed,
And he was always human when he talked;
But still he fluttered pulses when he said,
‘Good-morning,’ and he glittered when he walked.

And he was rich – yes, richer than a king –
And admirably schooled in every grace:
In fine, we thought that he was everything
To make us wish that we were in his place.

So on we worked, and waited for the light,
And went without the meat, and cursed the bread;
And Richard Cory, one calm summer night,
Went home and put a bullet through his head.


Robin Williams Tribute

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