I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately. What even is “passion”. Why try to find one thing to love doing for the rest of your life when you can try a hundred and learn everything you ever wanted to learn. For some reason all my life I felt the need to find my one true calling and now im terrified Ill be stuck doing one thing forever and not be brave enough to go a new direction if I really want to. Hopefully I can just fulfill all of my dream careers throughout my life.
My family has always been private about our time spent together. It was our way of keeping one thing that was ours, with a man we shared with an entire world. But now that’s gone, and I feel stripped bare. My last day with him was his birthday, and I will be forever grateful that my brothers and I got to spend that time alone with him, sharing gifts and laughter. He was always warm, even in his darkest moments. While I’ll never, ever understand how he could be loved so deeply and not find it in his heart to stay, there’s minor comfort in knowing our grief and loss, in some small way, is shared with millions. It doesn’t help the pain, but at least it’s a burden countless others now know we carry, and so many have offered to help lighten the load. Thank you for that.
To those he touched who are sending kind words, know that one of his favorite things in the world was to make you all laugh. As for those who are sending negativity, know that some small, giggling part of him is sending a flock of pigeons to your house to poop on your car. Right after you’ve had it washed. After all, he loved to laugh too…
Dad was, is and always will be one of the kindest, most generous, gentlest souls I’ve ever known, and while there are few things I know for certain right now, one of them is that not just my world, but the entire world is forever a little darker, less colorful and less full of laughter in his absence. We’ll just have to work twice as hard to fill it back up again.
I am so deeply saddened by the passing of Robin Williams. The first time I ever heard his voice would’ve been as the Genie from Aladdin, and it couldnt have been a more perfect role for him. That movie was a childhood favourite and the Genie had such a huge role in making it one of the funniest Disney films of its time and maybe even of all time.
I’ve felt sad when hearing of other celebrities passing in the past, but I’ve never actually felt this much of a loss until now. The fact that so many others from all over the world and from so many ages, all feel like theres a big gaping hole in the world goes to show how much of a difference Robin Williams has made in our lives - some of us not even realising how much of an impact he had until now.
I think Aladdin said it best years and years ago - “Genie, youre free!”
RIP Robin Williams, I hope you’re sitting front row at a Mozart and Elvis concert right this second.
You arent really sure what you’re doing, and nor do you really enjoy it, but since you get the basics, you just go along with it so that people eventually start to believe that you’re good at it because you passed numerous tests.
Reblogging myself from 2009. WHAT THE FUCK WAS I EVEN DOING WITH MY TIME.