Some people seem upset that his death is getting so much coverage. This always seems to happen when a celebrity passes. But why? How come there is such an uproar? How can you compare the destruction of an entire planet to one persons death? How could anyone say that he went out like a coward?
and wait until the dust settles. Because all of the deep love, devotion and grieving by his many beloved followers and fans is well deserved.
So what, you want people to stop talking about Robin Williams and continue talking about the civil war in Syria or the horrible chemical blanket that is about to consume us all? Then what? What are you going to do to stop these things from happening? How many of those people complaining just sit back and watch everything go to hell without EVER doing anything about it? Where does YOUR imprint on the world lie??
Well, Robin Williams imprint on the world is this: he dedicated his life to making other people happy. He struggled in silence and yet, continued to help others laugh and forget about all the bad in the world… even if it was for a brief moment in time. Because that’s all life is. It’s what we make of it. It saddens me to see that another great mind has been taken by mental illness. It scares me to think that such a genius… such a brilliant person was consumed by despair as so many others are. Where did everything go so wrong?
How can so many people suffer all at once and then disregard someone who was so incredibly amazing? To those people… I say shame on you.
As time fades away the only beauty that comes from death is our memories of the departed. Robin Williams’ beautiful soul will live on in our hearts forever. I will be forever grateful that I grew up watching all of his movies and that I developed a love for him even though he never knew who I was. As someone who suffers from anxiety and depression myself, I commend Robin Williams for persevering as long as he did. I can’t even begin to imagine how hard it must be to suffer so much and also be in the public eye. To be a superstar in pain. That feeling must be awful.
A legacy left behind. Robin McLaurin Williams (July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014)
I leave you with a few quotes from some of my favorite movies in memory of a great man:
What dreams may come (1998): That’s when I realized I’m part of the problem. Not because I remind you. But because I couldn’t join you. So I left you alone. Don’t give up, okay?
Mrs. Doubtfire (1993): Daniel: Did you ever wish you could sometimes freeze frame a moment in your day, look at it and say “this is not my life”?
Mrs. Doubtfire: [reading a letter] “Dear Mrs. Doubtfire, two months ago, my mom and dad decided to separate. Now they live in different houses. My brother Andrew says that we aren’t to be a family anymore. Is this true? Did I lose my family? Is there anything I can do to get my parents back together? Sincerely, Katie McCormick.” Oh, my dear Katie. You know, some parents, when they’re angry, they get along much better when they don’t live together. They don’t fight all the time, and they can become better people, and much better mummies and daddies for you. And sometimes they get back together. And sometimes they don’t, dear. And if they don’t, don’t blame yourself. Just because they don’t love each other anymore, doesn’t mean that they don’t love you. There are all sorts of different families, Katie. Some families have one mommy, some families have one daddy, or two families. And some children live with their uncle or aunt. Some live with their grandparents, and some children live with foster parents. And some live in separate homes, in separate neighborhoods, in different areas of the country – and they may not see each other for days, or weeks, months… even years at a time. But if there’s love, dear… those are the ties that bind, and you’ll have a family in your heart, forever. All my love to you, poppet, you’re going to be all right… bye-bye.
Aladdin: Genie, I wish for your freedom.
Genie: One bona fide prince pedigree coming up. I. What?
Aladdin: [He holds the lamp up to Genie] Genie, you’re free!