Robin Williams and the Lies We Tell Ourselves

By now we’ve all heard the tragic news about Robin Williams. The dark fog of depression began to press in on all sides, and he only saw one way out.

We mostly know of Robin Williams as a comedian. His voice is woven throughout my childhood in the guise of a cavalcade of characters. I knew him as Mrs. Doubtfire. I knew him as Peter Pan. I knew him as Genie. Every time I saw Williams perform, all I wanted was to be close to him. His soul was a fire we all wanted to crowd around. Continue reading