“No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.” – Robin Williams in Dead Poets Society
My 10yr old nephew asked me today why we found the death of one Hollywood star so tragic when the deaths of so many every day was nothing more than a statistic. He's a deep one that nephew of mine.
What did I say to him? Simply that tragedy, death and violence is a sad reality of life but it's also a fact that though we find the death of thousands saddening, it's the death of a loved one that truly hits home, and people like Robin Williams have made too big a place in our hearts to NOT think of them as a loved one. Robin Williams was responsible for so many childhood memories that with his death it feels like a part of my childhood has gone with him.
O Captain, my Captain, we will miss you.