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. I know I did. —Robin Williams, Jack (1996)
We don’t always give credit or recognize what shapes us. I know for myself that I didn’t appreciate the weight of his presence in my childhood until now.
#RobinWilliams fundamentally influenced my life. He was a man who taught me to love life and help other people enjoy their lives ten times more through laughter.
There is a piece of me missing now.
He chose not to live in this world anymore, and because of that, some part of humanity left with him.
I just know that I owe my gratitude to the man who gave the world so much happiness, but lost his own.
When Williams played Peter Banning in Hook he said: “To die would be a grand adventure indeed but to live would be an awfully big adventure.” So be kind to yourself, allow yourself joy, and focus on the hope that is on the way. Know that people, even strangers, care and there will be relief. #RIP