Robin Williams and the Psychological Steam Valve

August 14, 2014 9:08 PM

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Robin Williams and the Psychological Steam Valve

Some people are saying "enough already" to the loud and universal grief over Robin Williams. They are tired of the endless streams of remembrances on Huffington Post, social media and elsewhere. Of course, criticism has set in. People want to return to business as usual. "You are wallowing in this," a person close to me noted. "Why are you expending all this time and energy grieving over the death of a comedian, when there are so many more pressing issues to think about?"

(Okay, so I've been wallowing. I wallowed over the murder of John Lennon for a very long time too, while my father pooh-poohed my tears.)

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