Your Face (kandigurl) wrote,
Your Face

On Sad Stuff

I'm taking the news about Robin Williams surprisingly well, considering my history of losing my shit over celebrity deaths, and how much I loved and respected the man. I can't think of another actor that's been a part of my life for such a long time...maybe Bette Midler, but she wasn't as pervasive.

I feel like I understand, as much as a person who has never met another person or been in their shoes can understand, why he made the choice he did, given his life and his brain. In a weird way, I'm almost grateful that he made the choice himself, rather than having it taken from him by outside circumstances.

Where I normally need a waiting period between news of death and watching the actor/actress's work again, I find myself wanting to have a marathon of Robin Williams' work. I keep thinking of movies that were huge parts of my childhood...Hook, Fern Gully, Mrs. Doubtfire, Bicentennial Man, Mork and Mindy (not a movie, but still a big part of my kid-dom), all not just favorites but repeatedly watched and re-watched to the point of obsessive memorization favorites. I feel like celebrating his life, rather than mourning this tragedy.

My heart breaks that a man who could provide such joy to so many could not find it himself. And yet I don't feel like I need to do any searching for the "why". It just is. It is sad, but it is.

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