Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Rest in Peace, Heath

Wow, has this news of Heath Ledger affected me in an astounding way. It brought back August with such clarity that I felt I was reliving it again.

And I felt for his family. Having to listen to the dirtiest of details, the supposition. Reading message boards where things such as overdose and suicide are stigmatized---You know...I'm really losing it here so I'll try this another day.

13 comments:

Melissa said...

I dont think it was suicide Laura, he had scripts that all werent from the same pharmacy (or country for that matter) and probably didnt mix well, plus he had pneumonia.

Please dont dwell on this, his death is tragic as well, but I dont think he did it on purpose.

Laurie said...

Praying for you tonight that your heart will have peace. I am sure this feels like picking a scab off a wound that is trying to heal. Tying another knot for you here and hope you have better days soon. I care about what's going on in your heart with this.

Laurie in Ca.

haylee said...

Keep your chin up, Laura.

I pray daily that our struggles will lessen and our backs will strengthen to carry the load.

... a day at a time.

hugs,
haylee

Shannon said...

Lots of hugs to you.

I'm thinking of you and every family out there who is missing someone tonight.

maid of sand said...

Sending you hugs. Maybe not reading upsetting things like that now would be best. I know I can't read about suicide after a sad and high-profile death like this. People who haven't been through it don't understand and sometimes make insensitive comments. I've been reading your blog for while now, this is my first comment though. Take care.

Angie said...

It is surprising how the death of someone you don't know can hit so hard, isn't it? I was absolutely shocked and heartbroken for his family. He seemed like a beautiful man, inside and out. What a loss. Take care of yourself Laura

Maya's Granny said...

Laura,
I'm so sorry that this had to happen right now, and to affect you so deeply. Know that you have readers who love you and are always in your corner.

rachd said...

I have often said we filter events through the emotions of what we have experienced. You were immediately taken back to August. My first thoughts were "Oh, GOD, his poor poor parents!" And then, to have all that speculation plastered ALL OVER the media and internet. Those poor poor parents. I ache for them. I simply ache for them.

I ache for you too that this hurts so much and brings back so many memories. Tie another knot, Sweetie. We're here.

Courtney said...

Laura, I am so sorry that this has affected you so greatly. Your emotions were put out there again by a tragedy. Such a sad situation, no matter the reasons or the way, I feel for his parents, his child and anyone who knew him. Simply heartbreaking.

Donna said...

Sending much love and warmth to you little love...

Michele said...

This gave me a different perspective on it. Hope things are better today.

Jess in Nebraska said...

Although I don't know you "in person" I am an avid reader of your blog. I have said it before, and will say it again, your words and experience have changed my life...I found your blog via Rachd and her blog has done the same for me.
When I heard the news about Heath and began reading the news stories, I thought of you. How different I feel about all the speculation, etc..regarding suicide after reading your blog. I immediately now think...he has family and friends who love him dearly and they are going to be reading all of the garbage being printed in the media...whether it's true or not, it's no ones business and my heart breaks for them...as it does for you as all of this pain is brought up again.
I'm so, so sorry

Laura said...

maid of sand, it is so very nice to meet you.

Everyone else, as always, thanks for always being here and managing to come up with the perfect thing to say.