Regrann from @chefmelissamayo - "Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life - and travel - leaves marks on you. Most of the time, those marks - on your body or on your heart - are beautiful. Often, though, they hurt"... Anthony Bourdain 1956-2018
As I sit under on a park bench staring out at this tree, I am shocked to hear about the suicide of Chef Anthony Bourdain... A Culinary Rock Star. I'm even more devastated, that this happened the same week that Kate Spade hung herself in her New York apartment.
Suicide has increased by 25% in the last 2 decades. Why is no one talking about this?
I want to reach out to my incredible community and ask you to spread the word. Share with or tag someone who might be spiraling downward, and remind them they are not alone.... You are there for them and the SUICIDE HOTLINE is available 24/7.
And if you yourself are tumbling into blackness... Remember it's always darkest before the dawn. You are a beautiful, special, unique, incredible human being and a child of G-d. YOU MATTER AND YOUR LIFE MATTERS. I am always here for you if you need a friend.
We cannot know another man’s pain till we walk a mile in their shoes. So remember to share your love and light with complete strangers. Just a simple smile can shift someone’s reality.
And today as you light your Shabbat candles light an extra one and say a prayer for those lost souls suffering with despair. May you only know good news and simchas xxx Chef MM
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