O, Captain…

Sometimes I think the world is just too much for those sensitive, empathetic souls in our midst, and they opt leave us quietly, when they have given all they can give.

O Captain! my Captain! rise up and hear the bells;

Rise up—for you the flag is flung—for you the bugle trills;

For you bouquets and ribbon’d wreaths—for you the shores a-crowding;

For you they call, the swaying mass, their eager faces turning;

Here Captain! dear father!

This arm beneath your head;

It is some dream that on the deck,

You’ve fallen cold and dead.

~Walt Whitman, “Leaves of Grass”

Robin Williams 1954-2014

Robin Williams
1954-2014

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