As the world recovers from the shock and sadness associated with the loss of Robin Williams, I believe it is important to stop and be grateful for all that he brought to the world. From Mork and Mrs. Doubtfire to zany antics on many comedy shows he brought pure joy into countless lives.
We all need to stop and realize that despite our darkest hours we matter. I don’t know a single individual that has not suffered depression to one degree or another, but the pain Robin felt must have been overwhelming to him.
My first thought was that I would’ve loved to have the opportunity to tell him myself how he had had such a positive influence on my life, how much I enjoyed his work and how valuable he was to me — even though I never knew the man.
There is no way to tell how far your influence spreads. There is no way to know how many lives you have touched and when he needed that comfort, it was not there for him. My heart goes out to his family, to his admirers and to myself for losing yet another person before their time.
May he now be embraced by the love and comfort that he couldn’t find during his brief stay with us.