Rest in peace, Robin.

What a shock, to learn that you’re gone from us. We are sad about it – devastated, bereft – all over the planet.

We have not yet had time to process how much the world is depleted by your absence; we only know that when we found out, we could hardly believe it. Our jaws dropped. Our hearts hurt. The incongruity of the happiness you brought us, in spite of your personal suffering, is not lost on us. We are sad for ourselves, and for your family and friends, but especially for you.

I hope that you really are resting in peace, finally. Your manic energy and high-speed chatter that made us all guffaw out loud – those might have been pretty difficult to have going on in your own head.

I hope that you had plenty of moments of true joy. You sure gave a lot of them to us.

I hope that you got to experience love as deeply and often as your characters did.

I hope that wherever you are now, you are able to understand the full magnitude of love that humanity feels for you. I’m sure that having millions of strangers love you is not as useful, in daily life, as having close friends to know you well and support you. But that doesn’t make the love less real. You put your own self into every role you played, and you profoundly moved people. You touched their hearts, changed their lives, and made their bellies ache with laughter.

Thank you for all those gifts you gave.

1 robin williams good morning vietnam
Good Morning, Vietnam
5.0.2
Dead Poets Society
3 robin williams the fisher king
The Fisher King
4 robin williams hook
Hook
robin williams aladdin genie
Aladdin
6 robin williams mrs doubtfire
Mrs. Doubtfire
7 robin williams the birdcage
The Birdcage
8 robin williams good will hunting
Good Will Hunting
9 What-Dreams-May-Come-robin-williams
What Dreams May Come
X robin williams patch adams
Patch Adams
XI Night-At-The-Museum-robin-williams
Night At The Museum
XII In-the-Wild-Robin-Williams-with-Dolphins
Robin Williams Swims With Dolphins

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2 thoughts on “Rest in peace, Robin.

  1. emerge says:

    Oh my gosh, I forgot about Hook. GAHHH, he was the perfect Peter Pan.

    I found out when I was texting with Holly last night but didn’t have internet to look it up and find out more, which is just as well. So crappy :(.

    Really nice post, though. xox

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