It's that time of year again. Everyone who has dealt with loss knows the pain of certain anniversaries, moments full of memory that come round like clockwork and usurp all others, no matter how hard you may try to prepare for or avoid them. These weeks are the hardest for me, and thus, you'll see me a lot less, if at all. For all the internet's good intentions in expressing to me their fondness for dad, it's very overwhelming to have strangers need me to know how much they cared for him right now. It's harder still to be expected to reach back. So while I've got the strength, consider this my one open armed response, before I go take my yearly me time to celebrate his and my birthdays in peace. Thank you for loving him. Thank you for supporting him and his life's work. Thank you for missing him. I do too. If you'd like to do something in his honour, volunteer at your local homeless shelter, or look up how to make homeless aid backpacks. Give one in his name. He'd have loved that. Otherwise some great orgs he loved include @cafoundation, @dswt and @reevefoundation. Mostly, try to spread some laughter and kindness around. And creatively swear a lot. Everytime you do, somewhere out there in our vast weird universe, he's giggling with you... or giving a particularly fat bumblebee its wings. Happy early birthday, Poppo. Miss you every day, but especially these ones. ♥️
July 21 marks what would've been Robin Williams's 67th birthday, and his 28-year-old daughter, Zelda, is still coping with the heartbreaking loss. On Thursday, Zelda posted an old photo on Instagram of her and her dad, along with an emotional tribute. "Everyone who has dealt with loss knows the pain of certain anniversaries, moments full of memory that come round like clockwork and usurp all others," she wrote. "Thank you for loving him. Thank you for supporting him and his life's work. Thank you for missing him. I do too." She also suggested that if fans wanted to do something in Robin's honour that they volunteer at a homeless shelter or research how to make homeless aid backpacks.
The world shined a little less bright when Robin tragically passed away in August 2014, but his family is clearly committed to making sure his legacy lives on.