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Remembering Robin Williams
News of Robin Williams’ death left me at a loss for words.
08 . 12 . 14
I didn’t know him personally but I feel at such a loss after hearing about the death of Robin Williams last night. His energy and personality was louder than life. His hyperkinetic comic style inspired me from a child as he played the voice of Genie in “Aladdin and the charming guy who made me want to spend my days playing board games in “Jumanji.”
He created countless expressions that help me deal with everyday occurrences in “Mrs. Doubtfire” and deal with my own parents’ divorce. I’m sure on some subconscious level I saw myself in his son, and pictured Robin Williams as my dad. What boy wouldn’t want a guy who dressed up in drag as his father? Who could forget his performance as Peter Pan in “Hook” or as Armand Goldman “The Birdcage”? I had to have watched both of those movies at least once a week when they first dropped and still religious watch them.
The truth is there are so many moments that Robin Williams dazzled me with his comic poetry. Words and quips don’t always come quickly and easily in any situation, but this man certainly make them appear as if they did.