by • August 17, 2014 • Photography EditorialComments (8)514

Burning Bridges (A post for Robin Williams & Ernie Antigu)

This week, I heard of two suicide incidents. First, the passing away of famous actor Robin Williams; and second, the death of Ernie Cadjong Antigu, a call center agent who jumped off from one of the buildings in IT Park, Cebu.

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Loneliness. One can have all that others desire – fame, money – and yet still feel lonely. How I wish someone was there for Robin Williams when he needed someone to make him laugh. How I wish he met someone who made him happy, as much as he did when we met Mrs. Doubtfire.

Loneliness. One can have plenty of support from the people that surrounds him, but still feel lonely because he isn’t loved by the only person that matters. How I wish that Ernie Antigu realized that the pain will soon fade, no matter how impossible it may have seemed at that time. How I wish someone could have asked him to eat dinner together, so he could have escaped from his painful thoughts for a while.

Tonight I realized two things: first, these two guys could be anyone I knew and deeply cared for. It could have been a friend, relative, or family member. Second, I still have time to tell my family and friends how much I love them… something these guys sadly will never experience anymore.

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I sent a text message to my mom right after I heard the news and told her how much I miss her; I asked my brother how he was and if he was feeling okay; and I purchased some loom bands / accessories from here for my sweet sister. If you saw my post in Facebook, you’d know how much she loves them. Little somethings for the most important people of my life. Tell your loved ones how much you love them.

Rest in Peace, Robin & Ernie.

Photographed by Princess Shajir Canda | Camera used: Samsung WB100 | Edits: Brightness, Contrast, Filter | Words by Mary Tinio Narvasa

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8 Responses to Burning Bridges (A post for Robin Williams & Ernie Antigu)

  1. andrew says:

    Indeed..very well said..I think we must show our love ones how important they are..Each and every day

  2. Thanks for posting this. After reading it I went to my Mom’s room and just lied down beside her hugging her. 🙂

  3. Life can be full of loneliness and happiness to, that each person knows the boundary on where, when, how and why he/she loves somebody.

  4. I am deeply saddened by the death of Robin Williams, he was one of my favorite childhood actor. I love his movies Hook, Jack and Patch Adams. It is bewildering that the suicide rates is increasing nowadays not only to Philippines but to other countries as well.

  5. it’s really important to show our loved ones how much we love them. That way we can make them feel loved and happy.

  6. It`s sad. This is why we should always be careful with how we treat other people because we don`t know what they might be going through. Like what Jim Carrey said “I hope everybody could get rich and famous and will have everything they ever dreamed of, so they will know it`s not the answer”. People will still always long for happiness, love and fulfillment.

  7. Manu Kalia says:

    This is very sad, Sometimes we really need to grow. RIP Robin and Ernie

  8. Franc Ramon says:

    We should really tell people we love that we care since life is just unpredictable.

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