Today, my hair’s getting the full summer breeze treatment. I’m cruising along the highway, bopping along to good radio music thumping through my Mini Cooper speakers. The announcer comes on and remarks that ‘today is the day that Robin Williams would have been sixty-four”.
In an instant sadness sinks into my heart remembering Robin’s death, less than a year ago. What a tragic, tragic loss for all of us. Simultaneously the Beatles’ song “When I’m Sixty-Four” starts playing inside my head.
“Will you still need me when I’m sixty-four”. A powerful line of lyrics from my youth that touched me then but SUPER touches me now. Today, realizing that Robin Williams will never turn 64, starts tears dribbling down my cheeks.
YES, YES and YES again!! We still need you Robin!! In a ‘click’ we can access archives bursting with the dynamic range of materials that he created for us. God bless the internet! (that’s something I don’t do every day)
A good ‘dose’ of Robin Williams is available instantly. Whether it’s his comedy, movies, television or documentaries – it’s all there to lift our spirits and bring a smile or a tear when we need it most.
It’s a drop in the bucket from his body of work. But – below find some of my favourite Robin ‘goodies’ to enjoy. My gift to you – laugh, smile, tear-up or simply enjoy.
Breaking NEWS! On July 31 his last movie “Boulevard” will be released. I’ve included the trailer – it’s definitely on my ‘must see’ list in a real movie theatre (no DVD or Netflix for this one).
My Personal “‘Therapy Trunk” List”of Robin Williams Treasures:
Robin Williams Film Documentary
Robin Williams New Movie Trailer – “Boulevard”
Great article marking his 64th birthday with great summary of his work with photos and text. Also a touching interview with Kathy Baker, his co-star in the new movie release