Robin Williams was a comedian. He was also a father. A son. A brother. Somebody’s colleague. Somebody’s friend. I never knew Robin Williams and I guess now I never will.
Did you ever wonder what it would be like if you weren’t you anymore? If you were suddenly gone how would your world react? Whatever you imagined was wrong.
There’s nothing romantic about death. Grief is like the ocean: it’s deep and dark and bigger than all of us. And pain is like a thief in the night. Quiet. Persistent. Unfair. Diminished by time and faith and love.
I didn’t know Robin Williams but I’m jealous of him because I see how his absence has affected the people that did know him so I know that he did matter to them. And I know he was loved. People say Robin Williams was a great actor. Graceful. Funny. Inspiring. They say on a good night it almost seemed as though he was an angel. And now he is.
Adapted from One Tree Hill, ep 603, ‘Get cape. Wear cape. Fly’
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