One of my regrets is to flood the internet with yet another reminder of this passing genius. But I must because the loss of a great artist in any form is not only heartbreaking but thought provoking.
I remember all to well Robins' first break into Comedy television through Happy Days as the beloved Mork from Ork. Then to break into his own show Mork & Mindy. I remember eating a chocolate chip cookie while I was explaining to my mother how funny Mork was and demonstrated sitting on my head like he did in the show. This is when the chocolate chip cookie I was eating went up my nose. I will never forget the laughter we all had and the pain in my nose from the cookie now stuck in my nasal passages lol.
It breaks my heart that his family suffers such a great loss. It breaks my heart that he wasn't able to find the help he needed and decided that the only help was at his own hand. It serves as a reminder for those like myself who suffer bouts of depression to seek help because this was not the answer. We have lost a genius in his own rights.
This provokes me to reach out to those of you who suffer depression to please seek the help you need and keep those close around you closer. It seems that sometimes those who are as clever and talented as Robin may suffer in general because they are such genius the ADD in their mind probably drives them to distraction. I myself have this issue. Not that I am saying I am a genius, but I have so many ideas spinning all the time that even in my sleep I invent and create. A sign of a genius? Maybe. A sign that the brain is overactive? Definitely. The question is do you try to tame the monster or do you set the monster free.
I think Robin knew how to set the monster free by trying to make others happy. By making them laugh. By making them think. But I truly feel that he did these things because deep down he didn't feel accepted or hid his true feelings to others by covering it funny faces and laughter. The character Hawk Eye Pierce from M*A*S*H was a lot like that and was accused of such in one episode. The reason I remember it is because I saw that reflected in myself as well and I have never forgot it.
Being self aware is a great place to be but everyday is a struggle to remain positive. I challenge you as I ask you to always challenge me. If we challenge each other to find what is beautiful in the world today and everyday we will live life to its fullest.
Godbless Robin Williams and I bid you adieu. I salute you as an artist, teacher, a father, a husband, a friend and inspiration to many. May you find the peace you were desperately seeking. May your family find warmth in your memory and the strength to understand that as in life you taught us all and in death you will continue to do so. GOOD morning VIETNAM!
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