Paying homage to Robin Williams
The passing of Robin Williams made me cancel any and all of my plans for the day. When I heard the news for some odd reason I was watching the CBS evening news(I never do?) and they ended the broadcast with “We’re hearing word that actor Robin Williams has passed away from an apparent suicide”. My reaction for some reason was just to say “no!”. I had to write something in honor of the memory of his life and how good he made me feel when I was a kid. Mrs. Doubtfire and Jumanji have been 2 of my favorite films to this day. Mrs. Doubtfire especially. Good Will Hunting goes without saying because that’s on everyone’s top 10, basically. My girl recently asked me for my top 5 movies ever and Mrs. Doubtfire was one of them. Being substantially younger than me, she seemed really surprised by that pick. I doubt anyone that grew up watching that movie would give that choice a 2nd thought. It was incredible. Especially for a kid that grew up in a broken home; I think it really spoke to those of us who had to suffer through that. For those of us that did, Robin Williams was the father that we wished we had in our lives. I often wished when I was a kid that he was my dad. That probably seems extremely weird or strange to someone that either didn’t see the movie or didn’t grow up without a dad, but I don’t care.