Banish Writer’s Block: Be Uncensored and Free Flowing

What are we supposed to do in the wake of Robin William’s tragic life ending? I don’t even want to say death since that means an ultimate, irreversible end to someone’s life on Earth. Well that’s what it is, and no need to be politically correct or find some euphemism for this great loss. How one person can make such an impact on the world never ceases to amaze me. Like Nelson Mandella, or Ghandi [Gandhi], this comedic actor has managed to go beyond the stated “occupation” and become a living legend or icon, yes like Marilyn Monroe too. With political figures and entertainment professionals, we tend to view them as larger than life. That’s a mistake. Why? In each case, with Nelson, Mahatma, Marilyn and Robin (the differences in personalities notwithstanding) are fragile humans, subject to the same dilemma and heartaches as we all are. Fame offers no protection from the visisistudes [vicissitudes] of life. And no matter how wealthy and successful a person becomes, they always need their mother (hunh?) Let’s use this in a broader sense: needing motherly love, and it must come from someone, or else this monumentally successful, powerful person will turn into [a] quivering jelly of conflicting emotions and states of depression (good bad writing!). I could go on and on about the sheer comic genius of Robin Williams, and his kindness and generousity [generosity] toward others, acts of random kindness, that bespoke his proclivity to spontaneous behavior. His own community in Suausilito [Sausalito] got to know Robin very well, and he was always a delight to schmooze with. It seems he never turned off his charm or really relaxed with people, and let his more sombre side come thru [through]. That would have [been] fine with most people. Nobody’s bright, cheery and upbeat all the time! He put himself under such pressure to be “on” all the time… Maybe when he rode his bike around town, he chilled out a bit, or doing what some celebs do which is dress to look ordinary and non-descript (no hyphen!), [like] wear a hat and dark glasses. The constant recognition does wear them down, and the more famous the person, the more they need a break from it all… Unfortunately, Robin Williams’ break was a “breakdown” that lead to him taking a permanent siesta. Sorry I’m being so glib, but if I don’t I will breakdown and cry. (Darn, I cried anyway!)


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