Robin Williams – A Comet in the Night

Robin Williams would tire any comet in the universe in his trajectory through his life. He was bright, quick and definitely cosmic. I wanted to act, but he acted, wrote and directed himself all in the same moment.
One of my favorite scenes of his was a quiet one — oh yes, he could slow down from the speed of light on occasion! — with Matt Damon in GOOD WILL HUNTING where he tried to describe the difference between knowing things from books and actually seeing the painting, walking through foreign streets, and attending the opera. It is the difference we all feel when we come up cold against a real Van Gogh…or a real Robin Williams.
How lucky we were to have him! He was truly of another space. outer space? maybe. Special space? definitely.

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About christineemmert

Words have been part of my life. First the spoken word in my time as an actress and increasingly the written word in my shift to writer. I write across the genres, but mostly as a playwright and poet. My interest as my life extends is in the realm of tethering myth to the mundane reality where I live. In this vein I have expanded into stories and novels. Presently I look at how myths taken from past cultures can affect us today. Hence my novella of Lilith which is out on Kindle . I live in the Eastern Woodlands where I try to incorporate nature into my many writing projects. We are so in danger of losing that link to our very planet!
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