Two years and two days ago, the world lost a legend. Everyone wrote / tweeted / tumblr’d / facebook’d, etc. about this because it was the anniversary, the day to put aside some time to remember and pay tribute to Robin. The beautiful video at the bottom of this post does an amazing job. This is all so important, and so touching, and reading everything people wrote was really heartwarming. But, what I don’t understand, is why this all stopped after midnight? Robin Williams was no longer on the list for most popular tags on tumblr, and I’m assuming it was the same for other social media sites. Please don’t get me wrong, Thursday was an important day, but so are all the other days… Robin should be remembered and written about during all 365 days of the year. He was truly a legend, truly someone crucial to society.
I, for one, have not been able to watch any of his movies these past two years, even though so many of them are on my list of all-time favorites. Even just thinking about watching classics like Mrs. Doubtfire, The Birdcage, Jack, or even Nine Months, where he had a small but amazing role, gives me this weird feeling in my stomach. Robin Williams was there for me unconditionally for the first 25 years of my life, during any of the rough times in my life, he could always cheer me up. Among his many talents, this was one of the most special… the ability to people happy. I can’t count how many times this guy made my day. Thank you for everything, Mr. Williams, you have always been and always will be very important to me. Not one day goes by that I don’t think of you and remember your awesomeness. You even continuously influence my passion for writing, even with merely one of your quote (shown below). This post was the best way I could think of to pay tribute in my own little way.
“No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.”
–> Robin Williams