I was sitting on the sofa reading and cuddling under a soft blanket when I heard my husband, who was scanning the internet, say…”Robin Williams Died”.
Prior to hearing the details of his death and the circumstances, I had a little time to reflect on this information. Here was what I came up with.
My Dear Robin,
OH……oh, how you have made me laugh. How many times, how many places!
It started with “Mork” from “Ork” and those rainbow suspenders. Your naive character from another land cracked up the 7 year old me, over and over.
Then, the world according to Garp, which I wasn’t allowed to watch, yet I watched the entire thing from between the bars at the top pf our stairs that overlooked the living room. I didn’t understand it all until years later. Yet still. I can clearly recall literally biting my tongue to stop myself from laughing even that night!
Goooooooooooooooooooooooood Moooooooooooooooooooooooorning Vietnaaaaaaaaaaaaam!
Adrian Cronauer: Excuse me, sir. Seeing as how the V.P. is such a V.I.P., shouldn’t we keep the P.C. on the Q.T.? ‘Cause if it leaks to the V.C. he could end up M.I.A., and then we’d all be put out in K.P.
Dead Poets Society: Dark, and even a bit disturbing, but what a way to show the depth of your talent and the ability to bring a character to life. I didn’t laugh…oh no…but I did, cry.
Awakenings: Another slightly serious film, yet it certainly had its humorous moments, mostly when the patients that had been comatose for decades suddenly woke up and began living! Then there was the budding romance between Dr. Sayer and nurse Costello.
Hook: A movie i didn’t see until I was a mother, and my sweet little boy picked it up from the shelf in Blockbuster one day. I think over the years we watched it well over 100 times! I love it.
Aladdin: The Genie! GENIUS!
“Yo, Rugman! Haven’t seen you in a few millennia. Give me some tassel.”
MRS. DOUBTFIRE: Who else but THE Robin Williams could pull off the role of a middle aged father AND the role of a 60 year old British woman all at once?
Jumanji: Outstanding Movie!
The Bird Cage: You always played or faked a gay man well, this odd eccentric movie was no exception although most of the true funny quotes went to Nathan Lane, I laughed NONETHELESS!
Good Will Hunting: While the film’s plot was fairly predictable, this movie was nothing short of beautiful.
Robots, RV, Night at the Museum, Happy Feet, Old Dogs round up the films I have seen that you were a part of, and i enjoyed every single one!
I’m saddened by the loss of this man.
But, life will go on, for me, for us. We will continue to laugh and cry when watching your films.
You had, and shared with us, such an incredible talent.
Rest in peace Robin McLaurin Williams, and thank you.