There were so many moments in my life when my soul was crushed, when my heart was breaking, and I’d sit down and watch something from Robin Williams and laugh and feel hope again. I’m so sad that he didn’t have that same effect on his own spirit.
This is the first time a celebrities death has stunned me and I think my friend Karyl touched on why.
She said he was our Peter Pan, that he was a man who was always in touch with his inner child and I think that gave him a sense of timelessness. We saw him age but he always maintained a sense of immortality about him.
Also, we tended to think that nothing affected him, bad events bouncing off him like a rubber ball on the pavement, because he made us laugh about his tragedies, it was his trade to find the funny in his life and we tend to forget that just because he laughed about it, that didn’t mean he didn’t still have his heart torn asunder.