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August 14, 2014

“The Fisher KING”.

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 3:04 pm

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the sunny, cool, rather calm and wonderfully delightful island of Nantucket.  “What? Too squishy?” (credit the classic film “The Birdcage”, starring Robin Williams. It has been a few days since MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell reported on “The Last Word” the tragic death of the Captain of all of our hearts, a true comic genius, Robin Williams.  “What will your verse be?” (credit the classic film, “Dead Poet’s Society”).  I think we know what Robin’s was, and it enriched US all.

President Obama, vacationing on Martha’s Vineyard, welcome sir, only a few miles from where I write these words in Hyannis/Hyannis Port, said this Tuesday–this being Thursday, the 14th day of August, 2014, Robin passing on the 11th–”…Robin Williams was an airman, a doctor, a genie, a nanny, a president, a professor, a bang a rang Peter Pan, and everything in between, but he was one of a kind.  He arrived in our lives as an alien, but he ended up touching every element of the human spirit.  He made us laugh, he made us cry.  He gave his immeasurable talent freely to those who needed it the most.  From our troops stationed abroad, to the many living on the streets.  The Obama family offers our condolences to Robin’s family, to Robin’s friends and to everyone who found their voice and their verse thanks to Robin Williams” .

I’ve heard a lot in the air these past few days, but there was only one that struck me as golden when attempting to sum up what can not be explained in words or feelings–genius. Getting to the core of who Robin really was–journalist Maria Shriver offering a posting on FACEBOOK of a man on a park bench… Robin profoundly remarking that one should be kind above all in this world. For “you have no idea what kind of a journey they have been on”. Not truly comprehending what that person is going through, or has been through already. Robin was generous to the needy, to wit I can attest to personally, and reached out to the homeless, the most vulnerable in our society. A society that values the morals of money and fame more than it does the human condition we all share.  Not to mention Mother Earth, the planet WE all inhabit for a short period of ‘time’.  A planet whose resources must sustain the many–not just the fortunate few.

James Cameron of “Inside the Actors’ Studio”, always asks his guests, ‘… if Heaven exists, what would you like God to say as you stand at the entrance to the Pearly Gates?’, and Robin said, “…there’s seating near the front.  The concert begins at five, it will be Mozart, Elvis and one of your choosing.”  “…or, to know that there’s laughter.  That would be a great thing.”  “Just to hear God say, two Jews walk into a bar…”.

I don’t know about you, but I will miss Sir Robin Williams deeply.  You see, I know the world has lost one of it’s brightest and most beautiful Lights. A world of seemingly endless darkness, filled with war, famine, greedy politicians and their plutocratic overlords destroying democracy for profit.  Yes, in a world growing ever warmer, changing rapidly, ripe with droughts, rising seas, polluted fracking pools, plagues, police brutality, income inequality, epic oceanic and land/air/water pollution, all brought to you by the commercials on those mindless, mind numbing TV shows, it is always nice to know the TRUTH.

And that it is this.  It will be those that bring us LAUGHTER, thus great JOY, that we LOVE the most, and thus treasure, cherish and in the end, miss the most.  Those whose very lives, and what they did with those lives, made US all–wherever you are in this still beautiful and wondrous world–BREATHE a little easier, are the most valuable of all.  Thanks for those laughs Robin and whoever is running, or not running the show, please take good care of him and let him know he will be missed.  I think one reporter put it best when he choked back tears, “…we have lost a loved one.” PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

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