i am sad. i love robin williams i met him when i was just a baby living with my family on fishers island. he held me. he called me cute. attached is a still from the film the world according to garp. that’s me in blue and my mother holding me.
i can remember the first time i saw each of his films. in a theatre or on my parents bed with a bowl of popcorn surrounded by my siblings. i can’t count how many times i have watched dead poets society or good will hunting or mrs doubtfire. how much they made me laugh and cry. how i have memorized every nuance of his voice as the genie in disney’s aladdin.
i love robin williams. his endlessly expressive face and where-does-it-even-come-from talent. he was an anomaly and a gift and i will miss him so much.