The Good Fight

RobinI have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith.

Robin Williams was one of us.  Mood disorder, addiction, recovery, relapse—he fought the good fight with his mental illness and demons.  Like all of us he won and lost, won and lost.  How any of us find the strength to get up again is a miracle.  And Robin performed miracles all his life—in his art, in how he used his celebrity to support worthy causes, in his love for a family he couldn’t quite hold together, in the way he kept surprising and delighting us.  But, mostly in his struggle to rise after each defeat.

I understand how hard that is.  I understand how the strength stayed just out of reach this time.  I understand how much he must have wanted the pain to stop and simply to rest.

He feels like a brother to me in so many ways.  He touched me deeply , and I’ll miss him.

Rest well, Robin.

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9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Marie Astra
    Aug 12, 2014 @ 08:12:18

    Well said.

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  2. robin1967
    Aug 12, 2014 @ 09:37:05

    Very well said…

    Reply

  3. Tasha Allen
    Aug 12, 2014 @ 11:20:06

    Amen.

    Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2014 11:06:57 +0000
    To: tca5013@hotmail.com

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  4. Littlesundog
    Aug 12, 2014 @ 21:16:51

    You said that very well, Sandy. My spirit just hurts… I will miss him too.

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  5. sonshinegreene
    Aug 15, 2014 @ 11:41:12

    I just watched Hook for the first time in years. Startling to realize how much this man helped shape me in my formative years.

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  6. radiatingblossom
    Aug 18, 2014 @ 11:42:27

    Tears… 😦

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  7. LindaNoel
    Sep 16, 2014 @ 20:34:23

    I, too, really appreciate and feel the same way about what you said. One of us. Fought the good fight. Won and Lost, Won and Lost and Won. My world is better for Robin’s having been here at the same time. xoxoxoLindaNoel

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