Robin Williams: 1951-2014

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I loved Robin Williams. He was the chuckle in my childhood Saturday mornings as Mork, the lump in my throat in Dead Poets Society and the Fisher King, and the mysterious voice of Dr. Know in A.I., speaking lines from W.B. Yeats’ poem, “The Stolen Child”.  He was a genius, and he was loved. But for all his comedy, there was a great sadness.  So it important to take note and remember that what people do are not who they are.  We are much more than our masks, and a vigilance is both necessary and important for our race.

I believe that Robin Williams understood this well. He had a gift that was a double edged sword, and embraced it to his best ability. He said it perfectly well with the quote below. Goodnight, Robin. You will be missed.

“You’re only given one little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.”

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