I can't help but post one myself. I'm just so sad about the loss of Robin Williams.
I was cleaning up my kitchen & had the TV on. I hear the "Breaking News" come in & my mind instantly went to, "This is it. We're in World War III" - I don't know why I instantly thought that, but that was my gut reaction.
I ran to the TV & saw the statement below the reporter that said, "Robin Williams Dead at 63"
There was a split second there that I was like, "Who is Robin Williams?" only because I knew who Robin Williams is, but it couldn't be THAT Robin Williams. Maybe it was some politician that I don't know about...
& then his face pops up... & I screamed downstairs to tell Ricky.
I couldn't believe it....
& then to hear the cause of death.
I always say that I believe most comedians have or deal with depression. How do I know? Because I have/still do deal with depression. I was on medicine for years for it. That always surprises people because they say, "You're always so happy - so bubbly - so outgoing".... making people laugh is a good way to cover how you really feel inside...
... & depression eats you up inside...
I could talk for an hour on that topic. & things like this brings the pain of depression to light.
I kept seeing posts all over Twitter about "Tell someone" ... "Talk to someone"... people don't get when you are depressed, you don't feel like you CAN talk to someone. You feel like no one understands. There is just a void.
& I imagine that's where Robin Williams was obviously was.
I immediately thought of all the things over the years I have loved watching him in.
I'm a child of the 70's & a teen of the 80's.... I have had Robin Williams in my life for a long time. I even talked not too long ago how I still have my Mork from Ork transistor radio... Ricky actually uses it around the house. Who needs an iPod when you have static sounding radio from a spaceship egg?
& I remember as a teen, a movie that I was so excited about. I even recorded the music on my tape player all the songs from the movie Popeye. He was the perfect person to bring the character to life. I saw that one in the theater.
& Ricky & I both loved Hook. Peter Pan grown up? Every time it's on, we have to watch it....
There were so many movies when you look at his list that I forgot about & was like, "Oh yeah - I love that movie"
One of my favorites was Bicentennial Man where he was a robot who over the years served a family & became more 'human' as the years passed by.
& the movie, Awakenings ... we saw Robin was amazing at drama. This movie just tears me up. But another one I'll watch over & over again.
Some other amazing movies
& of course, being a huge Disney fan, the first thing I thought of was Aladdin.... our Genie...
I was hearing stories on the news about how he treated his friends in real life as well. How when Christopher Reeve had his accident leaving him paralyzed, Robin snuck in dressed in scrubs to go make him laugh.
I think that saddest part for me is just to know that one of our country's funniest people seem to find no hope in his own life...
I saw a tweet last night that made me smile. It said something like, "If God is gracious & has any sense of humor at all, he'll greet Robin with his face covered & say, HELLLOOOO"
I pray there's peace for him wherever he's at now...
What is your favorite Robin Williams movie?