Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Rest in Peace Funny Man

Robin Williams (1951–2014)

“Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.” - Dead Poets Society

I'm an 80's baby which means I grew up watching Robin Williams. He was a big deal in my childhood. Mrs. Doubtfire, Hook, Jumanji, Jack... ahh the list goes on to my adulthood where I was still fascinated with this man. He played your best friend or your brother.. a teacher and a doctor. He was an actor who was so convincing that even when he did the voice of Fender in Robots or the Genie in Aladdin, you freaking believed it.
"To live... to live would be an awfully big adventure." - Hook (1991)
E & I recently watched One Hour Photo for the first time and boy was it creepy. He was so good that you believed he was a psycho ready to take a family out. You always believed who he was portraying. His comedy stand up was even better than the movies. He was allowed to be himself.. to talk shit and make you laugh at the same time... He was more of that famous friend we all had rather than a celebrity we'd never met..
"Crying never helped anybody do anything, okay? You have a problem, you face it like a man." - Jumanji
When I heard the news yesterday I was shocked.. like most of you. I was sad.. totally heartbroken to see one of my favorite comedians take his own life. Death is sad in itself but when it involves a suicide, it becomes even sadder in my book. I can't imagine the things he was going through that would make him want to take his own life. The demons he must have had that he just couldn't get rid of. It saddens me that he felt like his only choice was death. 
"You have to break in half to love somebody" - What Dreams May Come
We hardly ever talk about mental health. Its not a big deal and it should be. It affects so many Americans daily and if we could stop avoiding it.. there's a chance we could save so many lives. We have to stop sweeping it under a rug as if people will "get over it" like a teenage phase. It affects families and makes people unstable that then make rash decisions. We have an issue and the sooner we tackle it, the sooner we'll have healthier people wanting to live.

Rest in Peace Funny Man. You made this world a brighter place and I wish there was something we all could have done for you to make it better. Thank you for the wonderful laughs and overall being a great man that cared about the people. You will never be forgotten and will live on forever in the work you made for your fans. We will miss you! My heart goes out to your family and friends. <3
“Please, don’t worry so much. Because in the end, none of us have very long on this Earth. Life is fleeting. And if you’re ever distressed, cast your eyes to the summer sky when the stars are strung across the velvety night. And when a shooting star streaks through the blackness, turning night into day, make a wish, and think of me. Make your life spectacular.” - Jack

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