Daughter of Robin Williams Posts Heartfelt Message One Year After His Passing

Zelda Williams, daughter of the late Robin Williams, posts heartfelt message on Instagram, one year after his tragic death.

Zelda, 26, took to Instagram to share a heartfelt message on dealing with grief and heartache:

"I spent this night shivering and laughing under a clear, cold sky full of stars with people I love just to witness something beautiful," Zelda shared on Instagram, alongside an idyllic photo of the moon hovering over a lake. "We mooned the moon and laughed ourselves hoarse, and I'm so incredibly grateful for every silly second."

"I came to a realization this year that I feel compelled to share here, for whomsoever may need it: Avoiding fear, sadness or anger is not the same thing as being happy," she continued. "I live my sadness every day, but I don't resent it anymore. Instead, I do it now so that the wonderful moments of joy I do find are not in order to forget, but to inhabit and enjoy for their own sake. It's not easy. In fact, I'd say it takes much more effort to consciously do than it does to just stay sad, but with all my heart, I cannot tell you how worth it it is."

Zelda finished the message by offering advice to those suffering from depression:

"And for those suffering from depression, I know how dark and endless that tunnel can feel, but if happiness seems impossible to find, please hold on to the possibility of hope, faint though it may be. Because I promise you, there're enough nights under the same yellow moon for all of us to share, no matter how or when you find your way there," Zelda shared.

 

 

Moonrise on the lake ?? I spent this night shivering and laughing under a clear, cold sky full of stars with people I love just to witness something beautiful. We mooned the moon and laughed ourselves hoarse, and I'm so incredibly grateful for every silly second. I came to a realization this year that I feel compelled to share here, for whomsoever may need it: Avoiding fear, sadness or anger is not the same thing as being happy. I live my sadness every day, but I don't resent it anymore. Instead, I do it now so that the wonderful moments of joy I do find are not in order to forget, but to inhabit and enjoy for their own sake. It's not easy. In fact, I'd say it takes much more effort to consciously do than it does to just stay sad, but with all my heart, I cannot tell you how worth it it is. And for those suffering from depression, I know how dark and endless that tunnel can feel, but if happiness seems impossible to find, please hold on to the possibility of hope, faint though it may be. Because I promise you, there're enough nights under the same yellow moon for all of us to share, no matter how or when you find your way there.

A photo posted by Zelda Williams (@zeldawilliams) on


Robin Williams passed away on August 11, 2014, at age 63. He had struggled with severe depression for most of his life.

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