Monday, January 16, 2012

In Memory

In Memory by susanvg
In Memory, a photo by susanvg on Flickr.
Mental illness is a terrible thing. No one can see your pain or really understand the inability to get your life in order. A young man suffered for many years, unable to live up to what he thought others felt he should do, immobilized by his invisible illness. He is now at peace.

I shed tears in his memory with thoughts of the days when he smiled and opened his heart to others. He was a gentle soul to others and a tortured soul to himself. And always the question, "What else could I have done?" despite knowing none of us can do more than our best, including him.


  1. A sad anniversary, though he sounds like a person you smile when remembering

  2. An important topic and a touching reminder of it.

  3. It is so sad. Those beautiful candles appeace his soul, I hope.


  4. I hope his soul rest in peace....

  5. Thank you all for your kind thoughts.