On Robin Williams…

I’m not really ready to write about Robin Williams. I admire and envy those who composed such beautiful tributes last night. I’m not there yet, however. Last night, I grew more and more upset with every status and tweet I read. I couldn’t place it. Then, my friend Ellen wrote that, “It somehow feels in reflecting on Robin Williams’s death and, subsequently, his work, like we’re simultaneously (re)mourning the end of our childhoods.” She’s absolutely right. So, I’m mourning my childhood as I mourn the loss of such a bright talent. 

My husband and I were talking last night and we realized that there will never be a “new” Robin Williams movie to take our future kids to. There are the old ones, though. And they’re good enough. This is hardly comprehensive, but these moments used to make me laugh and cry. I’m glad that they still do.


And as so many have said, if life feels a little too heavy to carry, don’t drop it. Please reach out for a helping hand. If you know of someone who is hurting, be a friend.


  1. That’s so true. It really is mourning the loss of childhood all over again. I remember watching Mork & Mindy as a kid. He’s been part of my life for pretty much my whole life.

    The good(ish) news is that he has 6 movies in post-production, so there will still be a few more to enjoy in the coming year.

    • Such a huge part of our lives! My mom and I were talking about that today – you don’t even realize how huge a part until you take inventory. He will be greatly missed. When this new Night at the Museum comes out, I’m going to sob. I just know it.

  2. There will never be anyone like him.

  3. He was a wonderful actor with so much talent and the world will miss him so much but for him to take his own life his struggle with depression must had been too much for him

    • I can’t wrap my head around it, Jo-Anne. Such a tragedy. My hearts breaks for his family. As devastated as I am, a person who never knew him, I cannot even imagine what a huge vacancy he’s left in their lives.

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