O Captain, My Captain, You Will Be Missed

“No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.” – Robin Williams in Dead Poets Society

Robin Williams

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.




17 thoughts on “O Captain, My Captain, You Will Be Missed

      1. I suppose that is what makes it worse: the fact that he made so many people happy over so many years and in the end he himself was not happy.. Depression is a terrible thing


  1. ^^This^^ 😥 I feel the same way. My childhood and even my adult life have been full of his movies, his smile, his amazing comedic timing. I was so deeply saddened when I found out last night.


      1. I know, me too. And it makes it really hard to be online because his face and his name are everywhere. I struggle with wanting to talk about him and wanting to not even think about any of it!!


      2. I thought about not writing a post about him, but then couldn’t bring myself to not say at least a few words. So I compromised and kept it short..


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