It’s has been just over a year now since the death of Robin Williams, who committed suicide at his home in California at age 63.
Williams’ daughter Zelda appears to be healing from the death of her father, posting a beautiful photo on Instagram and writing about depression.
On Saturday the 26-year-old posted a beautiful picture on Instagram, that she called ‘Moonrise on the lake.’
And she added a long and moving message to others suffering loss and the depression that follows and revealing how she is dealing with the actor father’s passing.
Zelda Williams wrote in the heartfelt caption, “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,’ she explained.
“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 my heart, I cannot tell you how worth it it is.”
The Mork And Mindy star battled depression throughout his life and it’s thought to have got worse following his diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease. He died on August 11, 2014.
Zelda had a message for others in her late father’s position, saying, “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’s enough nights under the same yellow moon for all of us to share, no matter how or when you find your way there.”
Robin had three children with two of his three wives. He shared son Zak, 32, with first wife, Valerie Velardi. She divorced him in 1988 after he had an affair with the tot’s nanny, Marsha Garces, who was pregnant with Zelda.
Zelda was born in 1989 and brother Cody, now 25, followed in 1991. Marsha divorced Robin in 2010 and he went on to marry graphic designer Susan Schneider on October 22, 2011, in St. Helena, California.
Since their father’s death, Zelda and her brothers have helped continue Robin’s charity work with the Challenged Athletes Foundation and St. Jude.
Zelda also got a beautiful hummingbird tattoo in honor of her late father.
Robin Williams suffered from anxiety, depression, and Parkinson’s disease before committing suicide at the age of 63.
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