Thursday, August 14, 2014

Thursday Thinking - Russell Brand on Robin Williams

Russell Brand's posted a thoughtful reflection on Robin Williams' suicide in The Guardian. Insightful, provoking, and meaningful!

Below is the linked title and subtitle with a few excerpts. I encourage you to read the whole thing.

Russell Brand: Robin Williams’ divine madness will no longer disrupt the sadness of the world
The manic energy of Williams could turn to destruction as easily as creativity. Is it melancholy to think that a world that he can’t live in must be broken?
Is it melancholy to think that a world that Robin Williams can’t live in must be broken? To tie this sad event to the overarching misery of our times? No academic would co-sign a theory in which the tumult of our fractured and unhappy planet is causing the inherently hilarious to end their lives, though I did read that suicide among the middle-aged increased inexplicably in 1999 and has been rising ever since. Is it a condition of our era?

...millions of strangers the world over held him in their hearts, a hilarious stranger that we could rely on to anarchically interrupt, the all-encompassing sadness of the world. Today Robin Williams is part of the sad narrative that we used to turn to him to disrupt. fragile we all are, how delicate we are, even when fizzing with divine madness that seems like it will never expire.
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Similar reflections from Mr. Brand are posted in this video...

1 comment:

  1. Leave it to another off-the-wall comedian to put it all together so well.