IT'S BEEN 2 YEARS SINCE ROBIN WILLIAMS LEFT US & I AM STILL VERY SAD ABOUT IT. I WROTE THIS THAT DAY
I've actually been waiting/dreading for this day to show up on my Facebook On This Day. I HATE that we live in a world without Robin Williams. It's one of the only celebrity deaths to have a profound effect on me. It felt like losing a real friend. I wish I could have seen him do standup in person.
- •I'm trying to figure out how to put into words how much Robin Williams influenced me growing up.
- •The fact that, as I write this, the entire opening of Mrs. Doubtfire is going through my head should say something.
- •One of the many films of his that I memorized after watching it over and over and over.
- •His talent was unparalleled.
- •You saw the influence of his own hero Jonathan Winters in his work too.
- •Watching him in interviews, while I was always obsessed with just how hairy his arms were, I also grew aware that it seemed like he felt he always had to be ON.
- •Us funny people, it's a curse and a blessing.
- •Often it masks a sadness and a struggle to be appreciated for who you are when you are just you, not firing on all comedic cylinders.
- •That's why Good Will Hunting is probably my favorite role of his.
- •I wish someone would have been able to hug him and tell him "it's not your fault" in a way that got through.
- •But, man, did he manage to bring so much joy to so many people in his lifetime.
- •Thanks for the gifts of Mork, The Genie, Peter Banning, Euphegenia Doubtfire, and oh so many more.
- •Your brilliance will be missed.
- •Kinda still hoping this isn't true and he's just "gotta see about a girl."