"What is life? It is the flash of the firefly in the night. It is the breath of the buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset."
I'm gutted. The funniest man ever is gone.
Some years ago when Mom was dying from something really awful, I came home after a particularly crap day - the kind where you sit down & cry because you can’t do anything but that.
You wonder how you're going to sleep, or anything else.
A while later I turned on TV and there was Bravo's "Inside the Actor's Studio", and you know who was on?
Robin Williams - that's who.
He proceeded to save my day and night with hilarity. It was one of his funniest and most amazing comedy performances I had ever seen, which is saying a lot, because the man was genius-level funny.
He did more than turn that one day around for me. He lifted me up to a brighter place than I had been in months. My mother didn’t have many weeks left at that point. He rescued me in a really bad time.
Luckily, the DVR was recording that episode and I saved it. From then on, I knew if I was in a real pit of a dark day, I only needed to turn on that episode of “Inside the Actor’s Studio” and it would be as fresh and funny as it was the first time I saw it.
I am stunned with disbelief that he is gone.
My prayers go out for all his family and friends.
He was brilliant and he did so much good for so many.
Thank you, Mr. Williams! We will miss you forever. We loved you so much!
Robin Williams has gone to the other side of life. May his memory be eternal.