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The loss of celebrities we’ve known to come and pass within the past year has been quite disheartening, to say the least. Yesterday, hit me the hardest. Easily within my top 5 of Actors and a man I had watched on screen almost the entirety of my life. Growing up, it wasn’t exactly an odd thing to have old re-runs of The Partridge Family and The Brady Bunch; though my favorite of any show I’d watch was always Happy Days. Revisiting the episode of which Robin Williams made his first appearance as Mork, from Ork, late last night after the initial shock and tears had weaned down. Since it had been that episode that helped provide Williams with his own show, I had kept reading about those involved with such projects. Admiring how often he would go off script, forced to otherwise leave fillers throughout the script that he would gladly improvise with. Just, a mere fragment of the capabilities he possessed.

Perhaps no surprise that those who happen to be the best at entertaining, may also have the biggest inner demons to battle. For who questions what they cannot see and rarely do we care past the belief of everything being just ‘fine.’ Because sometimes, there really is nothing one can do to make another feel as though they’re understood. Truly. We live in a rather sad world of people who have their principles completely warped. Though whether working hard to make us laugh or taking on more thrilling and sadder aspects within the genres, Williams was a true entertainer in and out.

“I used to think the worst thing in life was to end up alone. It’s not. the worst thing in life is ending up with people who make you feel alone.”

“Carpe Diem. Seize the day. Make your lives extraordinary.”

“They don’t know about real loss, because that only occurs when you love something more than you love yourself.”

Yesterday, we lost a legend. You will be sorely missed ‘O Captain, my Captain.