Thursday, August 14, 2014

"I Yam What I Yam"

Robin Williams made me nervous.  Whenever I would see him on a talk show or in an interview I would wonder what it would be like to meet him, and I came to the very matter of fact conclusion that I would be a ball of nerves around his frenetic energy.  He was unpredictable.  He was loud.  And he was larger than life. It all seemed a bit overwhelming.

But he was also versatile.  He could be the class clown a one moment, going to great lengths to get the laugh, and the next an inspiring teacher, patient counselor, or sensitive doctor.  And it was that ability to turn on the laughs and bring on the charm that made him such an amazing actor.

So while the intrawebs are remembering his immense talent, here are...

Emily Top 5 Favorite Robin William's Movies

He taught me to seize the day, take chances, open myself up to opportunities.  He taught me it's okay to grow up, because that doesn't have to mean you let go of the excitement and innocence of childhood.  And he taught me to eat my spinach.  He was the teacher you always hoped you would have and the friend you would love to have your back.  And the next moment he would be flailing wildly, a mischievous grin on his face, laughter in his eyes, leaving you absolutely speechless.

‘O me, O life of the questions of these recurring. Of the endless trains of the faithless. Of cities filled with the foolish. What good amid these, O me, O life? Answer: That you are here. That life exists and identity. That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse. That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse.’ 

Oh to leave that kind of verse.  Goodbye Mr. Williams. 

1 comment:

  1. I feel as if we should all take pictures of ourselves standing on our desks.
    Aladdin would be one of my favorites.


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