Robin Williams made his final exit, stage right, in a manner that I personally would not have expected. (1) But I can also appreciate the load he must have been carrying. I’d like to join Stephen Cook in remembering him.
Most of us here know what deep issues are being brought up in us. Imagine what it must be like for those of us who don’t know and carry even heavier loads.
I’m gonna miss him. Most of what he did that’s being discussed are movies like Good Morning, Vietnam! (my favorite), Mrs. Doubtfire, Goodwill Hunting, etc. But I remember him best for a record called Reality. What a Concept! And of course for Mork and Mindy.
How many here have left this world by a similar route? I know I did, around 2,000 years ago. I know others who have. As one friend is fond of saying, “it’s very hard here on Earth.”
He did such a huge favor for all of us by making us laugh at ourselves, and laugh, and laugh, and laugh. I shed a tear for our loss. But I’m quite sure that Robin is making a few archangels roll on the ground, if there is ground, and if archangels have a body to roll.
Or perhaps Jesus?
”Some people say Jesus wasn’t Jewish. Of course he was Jewish! Thirty years old, single, lives with his parents, come on! He works in his father’s business, his mom thought he was God’s gift — he’s Jewish! Give it up!”
I’ll leave the last laugh to him: ““Death is nature’s way of saying, ‘Your table’s ready.’ ””
Your table’s ready, Robin. Godspeed and see you again.
(1) Paul Elias, “Robin Williams died by hanging: Sheriff’s officials,” Aug. 12, 2014, at http://www.ctvnews.ca/entertainment/robin-williams-died-by-hanging-sheriff-s-officials-1.1956259