I don’t want to rush in and comment about Robin Williams. I want to take my time as I roll his death around inside me–inside my head, inside my heart, and all around in my soul.
It is too much. He walked me through my life. Just like the first time I saw Steve Martin, the first time I saw Robin Williams on Happy Days, I knew I could not get enough of this man. As if there ever was enough of him.
We don’t know yet for sure, but as soon as I heard that he was dead, I made the leap. I remembered reading that he had recently battled his addictions again.
How hard this life is. How hard it is to navigate.
How lucky we mere mortals had stars like him to light and lighten our way.
RIP, dear Genie, who has finally escaped this itty bitty living space.
8/12/2014: Updated to include the artwork created by Disney that so captured what I was trying to articulate here.