Robin Williams: Mit den Augen eines Kindes

Selten sind Todesnachrichten von berühmten Menschen so schockierend wie jene, die uns heute traf: Robin Williams RIP.

Meine liebste Erinnerung an diesen genialen Menschen, der Millionen mit seinem Talent zu (Lach-)Tränen rührte und den ich in den letzten 25 Jahren für jeden Film interviewte, ist nicht eines dieser Interviews, sondern ein Abendessen in San Francisco.

In kleinstem Kreis mit einer Kollegin, die ihren eineinhalbjährigen Sohn mithatte, der sich nicht beruhigen wollte. Bis Robin Williams aus seiner Hand und einer Stoffserviette eine Mutter-Teresa-Puppe bastelte und den Buben innerhalb von Sekunden von quengelndem Weinen zu glucksendem Lachen brachte.

Und deshalb möchte ich mich hier nicht in pseudopsychologischen Betrachtungen über seine möglichen, lebenslangen Depressionen ergehen, sondern ein Kind zu Wort kommen lassen, das mit seinen Filmen aufgewachsen ist: Kaya Callahan, die 12-jährige Tochter meiner lieben Freundin Eva LaRue, hat spontan und aus dem Herzen die folgenden Zeilen verfasst:

Robin Williams…
When you hear his name, the first thing that comes to my mind is ‚timeless‘. In 25 years I could show my kids Aladdin and it would still be an amazing movie because without the genie there would be no Aladdin, it would just be this sad boy who had dreams that nobody cared about.

Mrs. Doubtfire, a movie that showed kids that family is the most important thing in life, and even if a family does break apart, love doesn’t end, it just changes.

Jumanji, life is like a game, you can choose a card that will bring luck and happiness, you can also choose a card that will give you anger and sadness. It’s all about your attitude when you play the game – whether it’s in the past or future, it’s about your choice to decide the present and the future of your life.

And one of my favorite movies of his was Peter Pan. It’s about how everyone wishes to stay young and to not have time pass you by or even have the future cross your mind. All the lost boys just wanting to have fun and never growing up – which is the reason we all loved Mr. Williams‘ real personality.

So when I think about it, all my favorite movies of his were about time. How in life there isn’t a redo or start over button. Or how people die and how another life is given. The one thing people wish they had more of is time. Time to talk, sleep, to be with someone, to love, and to live life. And when we make mistakes we can’t go back, we have to fix them in the present so that the future will be better. So we should live everyday like it’s our last, because we don’t have time to regret, only to remember. So sad to me that he made so many people happy but couldn’t make himself happy. Robin, Mrs. Doubtfire, Genie, and Peter, we will miss you but never forget you. You will always be in our hearts and memories.

by Kaya Callahan, Kaya on Twitter: @kayacallahan

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12. August 2014  / 05:18 Uhr  / by Elisabeth Sereda  / 0 Kommentare  / Labels Friends, Elisabeth Sereda

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