evanfleischer

evanfleischer:

I used to joke with a friend of mine a while back that I was a professional astronaut for a living, and that it was a great, great job — but it always helped to have an earth to come back to, too, and that the earth was a pretty good thing. And I always cited Robin Williams as an example of an astronaut with no earth, because of the drug addictions and the divorces and grueling schedule and all those things (though I’m sure he had plenty of earths at some point during his life, too), but also because of this: freedom is important and the pursuit of a certain kind of freedom is necessary, but an astronaut with no discernible earth can sometimes be a terrifying thing, however good an astronaut you are, and it’s important to realize what your particular earth is and to nurture it, grow it, care for it, and defend that bit furiously.

And I said it while knowing the notion of addiction and depression as disease, and they knew I knew that — but, still.

I did not grow up with Jonathan Winters. I love Jonathan Winters, but I grew up with Robin Williams. I grew up watching his energy and his endless “What if’s?” and they were instructive, inspirational, and a delight. Even when I noticed that he’d sometimes stick to certain characters, certain tropes, and certain themes, I couldn’t help but be glad he was there. He so clearly loved that “What if?”

Listen to Reality, What A Concept! when you can. It’s a masterpiece. I can’t stress that enough. When I first heard it, it felt like I was reading “Lunch Poems” for the first time. It’s raw and the crowd responds to him like a rock just threw itself into the waves and Robin creates something that flows so wonderfully. Patton Oswalt’s laid-back Werewolfs and Lollipops doesn’t even come close. Louis CK, Chris Rock, Woody Allen — they sometimes felt like Dave Brubeck jazz when compared to Williams’s Mingus.

Or watch him be temporarily baffled in Kuwait. Or read about how he paid Christopher Reeves’s medical bills and called Spielberg when he was filming Schlinder’s List. Or stand up on a desk. Or watch him in Good Will Hunting and watch him improvise a good portion of this —

My wife use to fart when she was nervous, she had all sorts of wonderful idiosyncrasies, you know, she use to fart in her sleep, just thought I’d share that with you. One night, it was so loud, it woke the dog up, she woke up and goes like, ‘Oh, was that you?’ I said, ‘Ya,’ I didn’t have the heart to tell her. But Will, she’s been dead like two years and that’s the shit I remember, it’s wonderful stuff, you know, little things like that, those are the things I miss the most. The little idiosyncrasies that only I knew about, that’s what made her my wife. Oh, and she had the goods on me too, she knew all my peccadilloes. People call these things imperfections, but they’re not, oh, that’s the good stuff. and then we get to choose who we let into our weird little worlds. You’re not perfect, sport, and let me save you the suspense, this girl you met, she isn’t perfect either, but the question is whether or not you’re perfect for each other, that’s the whole deal, that’s what intimacy is all about.

— and find yourself wondering all over again about what it means to know and like yourself as a man before you try and go for the girl or while caring for the girl.

And — if you listen to Reality, What A Concept — listen all the way up to the very end, where he says this —

There was an old, crazy dude who used to live a long time ago. His name was Lord Buckley. And he said, a long time ago, he said, “People — they’re kinda like flowers, and it’s been a privilege walking in your garden.”

My love goes with you.
estefaniasilvalobato

estefaniasilvalobato:

Thank You Robin Williams for every laugh and every life lesson you gave us all. I am sorry you had to leave this earth the way you did. You will be missed by millions. You left a print in this world that will be seen for years to come. You made and impact in the lives of many, you are loved and adored by each and every one. Rest In Peace Darling. You will be remembered in the best way. 

singingtowers
Dear Mrs. Doubtfire, two months ago, my mom and dad decided to separate. Now they live in different houses. My brother Andrew says that we aren’t to be a family anymore. Is this true? Did I lose my family? Is there anything I can do to get my parents back together? Sincerely, Katie McCormick. Oh, my dear Katie. You know, some parents, when they’re angry, they get along much better when they don’t live together. They don’t fight all the time, and they can become better people, and much better mummies and daddies for you. And sometimes they get back together. And sometimes they don’t, dear. And if they don’t, don’t blame yourself. Just because they don’t love each other anymore, doesn’t mean that they don’t love you. There are all sorts of different families, Katie. Some families have one mommy, some families have one daddy, or two families. And some children live with their uncle or aunt. Some live with their grandparents, and some children live with foster parents. And some live in separate homes, in separate neighborhoods, in different areas of the country - and they may not see each other for days, or weeks, months… even years at a time. But if there’s love, dear… those are the ties that bind, and you’ll have a family in your heart, forever. All my love to you, poppet, you’re going to be all right… bye-bye
Robin Williams as Mrs. Doubtfire making my parents’ divorce suck a little bit less (via singingtowers)
ozonebabys-temple
ozonebabys-temple:

ozonebabys-temple:
As I sit here with tears falling…….On  a Monday, August 11th, 2014-(12:02pm)… I heard the sad news that we lost a very very important human being and a very good person, in the world.. and the world of entertainment.
I never met him, but, yet, I felt I knew him. He made me laugh, cry and feel, like no other comedian or actor could ever do as he did with millions of others.  Robin  was a  compassionate genuine soul, that just wanted to cheer the world up with his extraordinary talent of making people laugh.….. and …Alongside his friends and fellow actors Billy Crystal and Whoopi Goldberg….Robin appeared in an annual series of telethons for Comic Relief, a charity organization that helps homeless people and others in need.
You will be missed Robin and your legacy will live on forever….
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ozonebabys-temple:

ozonebabys-temple:

As I sit here with tears falling…….On  a Monday, August 11th, 2014-(12:02pm)… I heard the sad news that we lost a very very important human being and a very good person, in the world.. and the world of entertainment.

I never met him, but, yet, I felt I knew him. He made me laugh, cry and feel, like no other comedian or actor could ever do as he did with millions of others.  Robin  was a  compassionate genuine soul, that just wanted to cheer the world up with his extraordinary talent of making people laugh.….. and …Alongside his friends and fellow actors Billy Crystal and Whoopi Goldberg….Robin appeared in an annual series of telethons for Comic Relief, a charity organization that helps homeless people and others in need.

You will be missed Robin and your legacy will live on forever….

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cynthiathecooldancer-deactivate

cynthiathecooldancer:

Today we remember a man who brought the world laughter and joy through his incredible art. And though I may not have known him personally I still feel incredible sorrow for the fact that we will never get the chance to see him take on new roles and enlighten new audiences. He will be immortalized…

cookingpeach

cookingpeach:

Robin Williams dying has definitely hit a lot of us hard. To lose such a funny, bright person to depression is just… well… there aren’t words.

Since a lot of people are sharing their feelings on him, here’s something from my childhood and him…

Growing up, I always had a hard time connecting with…

makeupdramatics
makeupdramatics:

They say that comedians are the most tortured of souls, but also some of the most beloved. RIP to Robin Williams, you’re going to be sorely missed, but will continue making many generations to come keep on laughing even though you’re gone. Today is a sad day for the entertainment industry and the world as a whole. I generally don’t post things like this, but I couldn’t resist getting this picture out there, it’s so well done. It was made by Phil at Visual Aid Design, you can check them out at https://www.facebook.com/VisualAidDesign. If you or anyone you know need some graphic design work check him out, he’s phenomenal at what he does!

makeupdramatics:

They say that comedians are the most tortured of souls, but also some of the most beloved. RIP to Robin Williams, you’re going to be sorely missed, but will continue making many generations to come keep on laughing even though you’re gone. Today is a sad day for the entertainment industry and the world as a whole. 
I generally don’t post things like this, but I couldn’t resist getting this picture out there, it’s so well done. It was made by Phil at Visual Aid Design, you can check them out at https://www.facebook.com/VisualAidDesign. If you or anyone you know need some graphic design work check him out, he’s phenomenal at what he does!

stolenwine

Bodies die, sometimes,
while their souls are still
stargazing, watching for
the second star to the
things that will make
everything right again,
moving straight on until
morning kicks them open;
some bodies live their
lives picking themselves
up.

Some hearts never make
it to Neverland.

Boys die, sometimes,
in the bodies of men
while still trying to claw
themselves out, begging
someone to hear the “I’m
still here” bellowing from
below the skin of the man
just trying to find himself
in all this furious wind.

Even Peter dreams of
that famous adventure,
wonders what it may
feel like to dive in, head
first.

to die would be…, Emma Bleker (via stolenwine)