As a part of launching Beautiful Nate I've had a wonderful week of being a guest on many radio shows. Each radio host brings his or her unique style to the interviews. Some are quiet and pensive , some are not. I enjoyed on interview this week that was wild... fun and encouraging for everyone listening. It reminded me of Nate... and of Robin Williams, believe it or not.
The story of Nate's life and death, our family's response to his behaviors and the dealing by all who read the book with sadness and pain is ultimately a story of joy.
To find the joy of life in the worst of times reminds me of Robin Williams' signature film, Good Morning Vietnam. Imagine bringing joy to those fighting in that terribly difficult and very sad war. It was a long night (and nightmare) for America and Vietnam.
And if we allow it, joy comes in the morning. It is by choice to have joy also come in the mourning....
Watch and enjoy.