The death of Robin Williams earlier this week has people around the world reminiscing over and praising his work.
One of my all-time favorite movies is Dead Poets Society because I remember watching the scene when Mr. Williams is teaching his class and talks about poetry. His recitation of Whitman’s “O Me! O Life!” is brilliant.
As a Whitman fan, I think Mr. Williams captured the tone and spirit of the poem perfectly. It really doesn’t get much better than that.
Here are Whitman’s words:
Always remember that no matter how ugly the world may seem at times — and these days, there’s a lot of it — we all have something to give, a verse to contribute, and that’s everything.
Though Mr. Williams’s life was cut short, he contributed myriad verses that made the ugliness fade away. Let’s remember, honor and treasure that.
And let’s do that ourselves.
This week, I’m also lovin’:
Reframing opportunity + The Sunday Dispatches + putting doubt in its place + business talk with entrepreneur friends + Haruki Murakami, now and forever + Dame Helen Mirren: sexy and elegant at nearly 70 — what we should all aspire for + good…no, great hair days + 73 Questions + solid return policies for my fickle inner material girl + tall soy chai tea lattes + sopaipillas at the end of a pitch-perfect Mexican meal + Hale and Hearty lunches + The Killing + the last pages of Operation Find-a-Home <<fingers crossed>> + afternoon tea with my Kindle + sleepy, early morning chats with my hubby