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Like everyone else in the world, I was completely shocked and saddened to hear the news yesterday that Robin Williams had committed suicide. To say he was a gifted actor and entertainer would be a complete understatement. He made us laugh, he made us smile, he made us cry and think and appreciate the beauty of life and he let us re-experience that sheer joy that comes from unadulterated endearing innocence (like Mork from Ork) and sheer spontaneous acts of good ole fashioned goofy behavior. I think the true tragedy here is that the person who always brought such great joy to millions couldn’t find the joy himself and was suffering terribly. But what would be even more tragic would be not to honor his amazing work, so here goes a brief list of my top 5 favorite Robin William moments:
Mork and Mindy
Robin Williams–your amazing career was certainly a “job well done.”
Mork and Mindy theme
Mork and Mindy was one of my favorite shows growing up and as I get older, I continually discover what an impact it really had on my life (that could probably be a whole other blog post). In my late twenties, I moved to Boulder to “find myself.” Shortly after I moved out there, I was exploring along the Boulder Creek path, and I took a side trail up to University of Colorado’s campus–it kicked me out right behind the stadium and even though I’m a huge college football fan–my first reaction was “OMG! I’m standing here looking into the Mork from Ork stadium!” I could almost see Mork dancing on the field goal. It was a very surreal experience.
I love this movie for so many reasons. It’s about a parent trying to do the best for his family, his company, and in the end-the little guy. It’s just an all-around great family comedy…and it also ends up in Boulder.
There are soo many great scenes from this movie, but in the spirit of honoring Robin Williams’ greatness, I would be completely remiss if I did not include the famous dance improv scene.
Dead Poets Society
Good Will Hunting
There were so many amazing moments in this movie, it was hard to pick just one. I chose this scene because I was so moved by the memorial that fans created around the actual park bench in Boston’s Public Garden.
Thank you for your Passion. Thank you for your verse.
Let’s all raise a glass to Robin Williams. He will be missed.
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HI! I’m a Shana, self-proclaimed Media Mixologist, wife, and mom to two little girls. I love to mix up cocktails of crafts, recipes, wellness, family and business with just the right amount of sparkle to help you shine everyday. So, grab a glass, and let’s celebrate the cocktail of life!