It was wonderful to see all the celebrities publish sweet (and sometimes shady) honors to celebrate fathers in their lives, but for some people, Father’s Day will always be a source of great pain.
A famous daughter who has understandably difficult time with the holiday? Francis Bean Cobain.
The artist had only one father’s day Kurt Cobain before his tragic suicide at the age of 27. Frances herself is now almost 30 (!!!), so she has had many days since then for her father to grieve, cope and devise a process to deal with the pain. And she wants to help.
She writes on it Instagram stories on Sunday:
“It can be difficult for many people today. So I just decided to share my annual tradition for the day. I try to use the energy I feel (sometimes sad, sometimes deeply hurt or lost, but in recent years curious and compassionate) to bring to the world something that didn’t exist before, through some kind of creative outcome. “
It’s so good to hear that the feeling of being “lost” is mostly in the past.
As for creative performances, she uses music and visual art – and excelled in both.
“I like to believe that if something beautiful can coexist with something sad or complicated, it allows these emotions to spread with intention and meaning.
This is a really productive philosophy – and something we are sure that MANY people there could benefit from. After all, many parents have left their children alone, intentionally and not. Many are still around, but they failed their children terribly in some way.
We just think it’s beautiful that Francis has moved into a state where he’s thinking about others right now. This is really something. “Curious and compassionate” indeed. She concluded:
“Send everything that needs to be sent your way today”
That kind of mood. If you know someone who fights on days like these, on days that celebrate a particular family member, or even just family holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas, consider contact. Not everything is joy and gratitude there.
If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Line at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), send “FORCE” to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741 or go at suicidepreventionlifeline.org.
[Image via Frances Bean Cobain/Instagram/Nirvana/YouTube.]