Especially when I had planned an entire post in my head in the shower, but then I get to this page and I just can't write about any of that today. So, postponing that until tomorrow.
Because Robin Williams passed away yesterday and I am genuinely upset about it.
Several of his movies are some of my absolute favorites. I've seen Mrs. Doubtfire more times that I can possibly count. I cried like a baby the first time I saw Good Will Hunting (see clip below). Some of my favorite quoted lines are from Dead Poets Society. I completely wore out my VHS copies of Aladdin as a kid. Oh, and let's not forget to mention all of the times my friends and I sat in someone's basement and watched Robin Williams' stand up. His bit about golf makes me ROFL, for real. Seriously, watch that golf clip and I double dog dare you not to laugh. Then watch this Good Will Hunting clip with Matt Damon and I double dog dare you not to get choked up.
So yes, I'm quite sad about his passing. Is it odd that it's just something I never expected? I happened to be on Twitter at the exact moment the first tweet came through last night about his death. I thought it was a hoax. Celebrities are constantly dying on Twitter because these stupid children who shouldn't be allowed to tweet think it's amusing. So I immediately thought it was fake, even though a fairly credible news source tweeted it first.
In a very naive way I just never expected an actor I actually really liked and admired to pass away. Which was very.. naive. So with that, today I leave you these little things I made last night while reminiscing.
"Genie, you're free."