If someone were to die at the age of 63 after a lifelong battle with MS or Sickle Cell, we’d all say they were a “fighter” or an “inspiration.” But when someone dies after a lifelong battle with severe mental illness and drug addiction, we say it was a tragedy and tell everyone “don’t be like him, please seek help.” That’s bullshit. Robin Williams sought help his entire life. He saw a psychiatrist. He quit drinking. He went to rehab. He did this for decades. That’s HOW he made it to 63. For some people, 63 is a fucking miracle. I know several people who didn’t make it past 23 and I’d do anything to have 40 more years with them.
Marry someone you want to annoy for the rest of your life.
No relationship is perfect so just find the right one to go through hell and heaven with.
Baby I understand that some nights sadness will hit you like a tidal wave and there is no way to stop it or tell when it is coming. I understand how hard it is to keep from drowning. But I need you to understand this. When you are sad, I will call you and read you parts of my favorite book so that for a little while you can leave this life and feel like you’re someone else. When you are too sad to even speak I’ll sit there with you and listen to you breathe and memorize your heartbeat. And when you tell me that you need me, I will already be on my way to you. And if you want to cry, I will hold you all night. And if you want to laugh, I will bring your favorite comedy over and I will watch it with you and fall in love with your tear filled eyes every time the tv lights them up. If you want to be alone, I will give you space. But I will come back in the morning and tell you how beautiful you are and that I’m so happy you made it through the night. I will hold your hand and tell you that tonight will be better. And I’ll do everything I can to try and make that happen. So it’s okay to be sad, because I will always be here to make you happy again.
It’s 1am and I need you to know this
This man has been one of my biggest inspirations since I can remember. Even when I was 4 and barely understood what actors were, I always recognised him and would point at the TV and say ‘there’s the funny man’. They think that his death may have been suicide which makes it even sadder because he was always portraying funny characters with so much wit and happiness yet he is so sad that he would take his own life. People glamorize Hollywood lifestyles and fame yet it really takes a toll on some of the grandest people to ever walk the earth. He kept his spark of madness right up until the end. The best thing about actors is that they live on through their characters. They never truly leave us.
Genie, you’re free
I fucking cried at the last three words of the caption
Hug your loved ones. Ask if they’re okay. Find them help if they need it. Smiles don’t = “I’m okay”. Don’t expect them to go it alone.
RIP Robin. Thanks for all the laughs.