~~August 13, 2014~~
I’m very much aware that much has been written, reported, discussed, argued about Robin Williams’ recent death. The airwaves, the blogosphere and the news have taken to reporting the death of this great talent.
Many are already tired of this topic, others have spoken in ways that show callousness and insensitivity about his passing. I must say I am a fan, I grew up with this man’s creative genius and his work played a part in my life.
Knowing that he’s not here anymore and knowing about his daily battle with depression makes me sad.
Like many, I will miss him ….
“Some people are being judgmental and rude in the unfortunate passing of the great Robin Williams and it’s really upsetting how people can try to make themselves seem superior even in his and his family’s pain.
Sometimes we take take and take and forget to refill, replace and/or replenish. If there was a well full of water, and you were thirsty, you would most likely drink from this well everyday until the well ran dry. I mean what’s the point in having access to all this water if we can’t enjoy it right? No harm no foul. Or so we think. People do this with people too. I understand that sensation of being drained and pulled in every direction and left dry. I know many people who deal with that daily and I know of people who take selfishly daily too.
To feel more lonely in a room full of people than when you’re by yourself, no one understands this?
Robin Williams gave and gave and gave and when you’re the life of the party, the one with that great warm and inviting smile and everyone expects for you to be the entertainment, who entertains him? Who replenishes his spirit and energy? Although many of us feel a certain way in regards to suicide and feel it’s a very selfish act, whether it is or not, many people who do commit suicide are plagued with a very sad and hard mental illness they can’t control.
Fame, money and fans doesn’t equal complete bliss, peace and happiness. Don’t be so quick to say he had it all.
Robin Williams made several statements and was quoted for years and if you read or listened to what he was consistent with, this poor man was sick for a long time and was honest about his depression and loneliness. Maybe his cries for help? We don’t really know. Maybe he was as funny and genius in his talent and gave his all to his craft and us because that was when he felt loved and appreciated the most or not alone.
I don’t condone suicide or any life being taken in any form, but I think we all can understand in some capacity, whether small or big, the feeling of being alone or feeling like no one understands. Instead of condemning this man, let’s remember his legacy, his legend, his genius, his talent, his contribution to making you laugh and smile when you were down and out and allow his family to grieve without your harsh comments and judgements.
You never know what people are going through and people don’t always know what you’re going through. Be there for your loved ones and let them be there for you.
Reciprocate and have gratitude for great people in your life.”
In the words of #SmokeyRobinson
♪♫ People say I’m the life of the party
‘Cause I tell a joke or two
Although I might be laughing loud and hearty
Deep inside I’m blue
So take a good look at my face
You’ll see my smile looks out of place
If you look closer, it’s easy to trace
The tracks of my tears …. ♪♫
Original artwork & credit: @EmilyStepp
#RIPRobinWilliams #NanooNanoo #YouWereLoved #YouWereGreat #WishYouKnewHowMuch #YouWillBeMissed
Link to “In Memoriam” Robin Williams video … clips from favorite movies
With the recent death of the great actor Robin Williams, we wanted to take a look back at some of his funnier movie moments. From a wacky scientist in “Flubber” to a cross-dressing man in “Mrs. Doubtfire,” Williams’ roles are always diverse and inspiring.
~~Smokey Robinson & The Miracles~~
~~Uploaded on Sep 6, 2011~~
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles – Tears Of A Clown
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