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    Re: The Lighthouse
    From: Rommel John Miller
    Date: 2019 Dec 22, 13:48 -0500
    Amazing, a battered crater on the moon is named in honor of a man whose life was battered through his committal to "lunatic" asylum.

    As a mentally ill disabled veteran of the Navy I too wonder if I won't be one day involuntarily to a mental "health" ward in a VA Hospital one day.

    Last night I watch the seventh episode in the Crown series season 3 on Netflix, it was about the 1969 moon launch.  In the episode Prince Phillip, the Duke of Edinburgh is going through a mid-life crisis of identity and ineffectualness -- it isn't easy being the second banana and male to the big cheese who is female.  The actor played the role quite well, and showed genuine disinterest in the things in his life -- the classic signs of depression,  

    I will say no more about this episode or series, but it is amazing to see that the Royals are uniquely human and subject themselves to human faults and foibles, which I think is the whole reason behind the series in the first place. 

    But thank you for sending this picture and of talking about Sumner, Christmas is a particularly hard time for a lot of people not just the mentally ill, and it is good to know that great navigators and sailors themselves suffered with the disease and hopelessness of mental illness.

    Rommel John Miller
       
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