My Favorite Robin Williams Tributes.

The downside of social media and, well, the whole internet is that we can get topic fatigue pretty easily. We get overwhelmed with information and opinions on anything that pops up in the news, and pretty soon we get  downright jaded.

So I'm sure that some of you are done talking about Robin Williams. If you are over it, I understand - skip out on this post for today.

But I wanted to share with you my three favorite tributes to Robin Williams I saw this week.

#3 THE SPEECH
LA Times posted an article linking to Robin Williams' 1998 Oscar acceptance speech, and it made me so happy to see him in a moment when he is so happy. It's also lovely to see him as a person, not as a performer. Of course he's on stage and he's putting it on a little bit, but that guttural noise he makes when he hugs Billy Crystal is pure human emotion. That's how I'd like to remember him - utterly happy.


(The link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6Egi5V_jNU)

#2 HIS QUOTES
Here's a terrific collection of inspiring quotes by Robin Williams. You know how obsessed I am with quotes and positive affirmations! I hope someone publishes a collection of his quips and quotes because he has some great observations on life. Here's my favorite one they list in this collection:
"No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world."
#1 NORM'S STORY 
And last but not least, here is a beautiful tribute from Norm MacDonald. Oh, it made me cry! It tells the story of a young Norm waiting to do his first stand-up appearance on Letterman, and he gets a visit in his dressing room from Robin Williams. I don't want to tell you anything else - you just gotta read it.

What was your favorite tribute that you read or saw? Or how did you give him your own tribute?

Tonight I'm watching The Birdcage and thinking about what a wonderful, talented man he was. I'm so grateful for all the joy and entertainment Robin Williams brought us.