…Good Morning, Robin Williams!…

…today, a Crooked Cat Publishing pal of mine, Authoress, Nancy Jardine has her virtual launch for her book, Monogamy Twist over on Facebook… well worth a click to join her on:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1092788957413601/1111419762217187/

…however, this post has an ulterior message today, and I ask yeez in advance to bear with me on this… I posted on her wall the You Tube clip at the top of the page, intended as a nice, funny AWAKENER to kick off her day’s launch… it’s a wee montage of scenes of the late, great, irreplaceable Robin Williams in Good Morning Vietnam,.. after posting it to her wall, and as I carried on listening to it, this ol’ Jurassic was struck with one of those unexpected ‘wobbly’ moments… watching the screen persona and realising this was the real Robin Williams that most of us only knew at a distance… the mercurial, instantaneous, rapid-fire wise-cracks and humour overlaying a human being with heightened sensitivity for others around him… in the clip, his character tells a soldier moving on up to the danger zone in the war, ‘I’ll never forget you’… how appropriate a line… that ‘wobbly’ moment produced emotional tears in me, I don’t mind owning up to that… thinking on the manner of his own passing, and the tragedy of the clown-creature who could make everyone else laugh except himself… and remembering, everybody yeez meet, and I mean EVERYBODY, is fighting some sort of battle yeez know NUTHIN about’… be kind, good people, be kind… that’s all… be kind… have a listen to the clip and yeez’ll know what I mean… see yeez later… LUV YEEZ!

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35 responses to “…Good Morning, Robin Williams!…

  1. It breaks my heart that kindness is in such short supply these days. Happy weekend, Seumas. 🙂

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  2. Kindness and many other traits that we associate with good character are sorely lacking. It’s not that we (society) don’t have the traits, but I think we’ve been conditioned not to “interfere” to be “politically correct” so very few of us reach out a helping hand.

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  3. Great post, Seumas. The man was a genius, (a bit like yourself.) “Stay Cheeky.”

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  4. We’re told to layer our characters we write about, Seumas. Of course, that’s because real people are layered. You don’t really know someone by their surface. For that reason, among others, we should be kind. If not, we might be adding to hurts that are already causing them pain. I hope I’m never accused of causing needless pain to anyone, at least knowingly. Great film clip. 🙂

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  5. There’s a small hint of a tear in my eye right now–sometimes I think, when I’ve got too much time on my hands to think, of a question a friend of mine liked to ask: what would you do with a time machine. i used to joke “memorize old winning lottery numbers” but the thing is, what about stopping someone in the driveway, “don’t go out on highway,” or touching a friend on the shoulder, “you really should have that checked out,” or visiting a troubled soul and just giving them a hug for no good reason? It’s a fantasy, but no more than imagined wealth or fame, When I think of Robin Williams, that’s what I’d like to do, to go back to the day before and say, “When you think it’s what you want, please think a little longer.”

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  6. I watched that from start to finish and just completely forgot work Seumas. Thanks for reminding us of his talent.
    Hugs

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  7. Reblogged this on Jo Robinson and commented:
    Thank you for this wonderful reminder Seumas – to be kind. ❤

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  8. Wouldn’t the whole world be a better place if everyone was kinder to each other? One person at a time…

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  9. Yep. Once you start getting to ‘know’ people behind the scenes, you soon hit the heartbreak. And once you hit the heartbreak, you soon find out your friends. There are some smashers on here (you incl) but some vert heartless and selfish ones too. As in life. xx

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  10. Thanks for the reminder Seumas. And best of luck to Nancy

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  11. Wow…so very true, Seumas! What a quick wit…and a great loss to the world 🙂 Thanks for the memories 🙂

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  12. Wow. I remember the movie so well. Cried then and cried now. Thanks, Seamus.

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  13. You yourself are very kind, Seumas! And Good Morning Vietnam is my favorite Robin Williams movie – he was at the height of his talent. I loved an interview with Pam Dauber, who played Mindy in Mork and Mindy. She said she gave up on the script with the first filming – her job was to play straight man for him, never knowing what was going to come out of his mind and mouth! He was also consummately kind in Awakenings.

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  14. Seumas, you knew laughter is the best medicine. Thanks for making my day in allergy-hell better. Hugs. 🙂

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  15. Lovely post, wise words.

    Cheers

    MTM

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  16. Should add, in the wake of the Germanwings crash, be compassionate towards those with depression. When people kill themselves they are not in their right mind. However lucid it feels to them at the time. They know not what they do.

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  17. Kev

    Thanks for sharing Seamus… the guy’s still a legend. 😀

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