One Minute Robin Williams Tribute Video

Hi there APJ,

I know this is late to the party and you are probably all completely over the suicide of Robin Williams. Tonight my BFF said something that really made me think. What killed Robin Williams was depression, suicide was his cure for it. An eternal cure. A man who lived till 63 and finally succumbed to the black dog.

I am more moved by Robin Williams suicide than I have been about the loss of so many other entertainers. I don’t understand why but until tonight I just cry and yearn at the thought of it.

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To anyone else out there who suffers depression, is suffering depression, please try and find another cure. One that will give you time here on earth and maybe time to pull through your depression. Being dead may last forever. If there is only this one life then you better push your way to freaking fabulous, 100% drive to amazing. If this is all you get, and you have been burdened with depression then the good times are a gift, such an amazing and incredible gift and when they come around this bleak blue will seem like nothing. A whisper, a shadow, a story, it will feel like all the bad happened to someone else and you will feel joy.

Here is the first tribute that I feel I can share with you.

Please watch,

Portia xx

One Minute Robin Williams Tribute Video

24 comments on “One Minute Robin Williams Tribute Video

  1. Janice says:

    Hi Portia,
    Thanks for posting this. I’m not over it either, and surprised how upsetting it is… The last person you’d have expected. And scary that you can’t really know what other people, even those closer to you, might be going through. Agree about pushing through to freaking fabulous. I hope you feel less unsettled about it and that it makes us appreciate the good moments a little more.

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Hi there Janice,
      Thanks for dropping in. The element of surprise was one of Robin Williams greatest weapons.
      Portia xx

  2. Marion says:

    Oh how beautifully expressed Portia, what a terrible sad shock it was to hear this bad news about such a brilliant man…

  3. Tonia says:

    Thank you for being so open and honest, a genuine heart Portia. Depression is no laughing matter and it does not discriminate so the more we can learn and support eachother the better. A very sad loss to the world. x

  4. shylotus says:

    Thank you, Portia. x

  5. haefennasiel says:

    I still get a bit teary-eyed over this tragedy. Mork and Mindy, Good Morning Vietnam, The Birdcage, Patch Adams and Dead Poets Society were all landmark / turning-point shows for me. But you’re right – let’s not be afraid to give 100% to life and joyful living …

    You are loved, Mr. Williams, and we thank you …

  6. Anna says:

    If only…… He would have expressed his sadness, to someone at that crucial time, if only,…that alone darkness is bad.

    Thank you Portia, for the 100% fabulous feeling! friendship and perfume

  7. Tara C says:

    I was gutted by his suicide…such a brilliant, sensitive, amazing man. I had the privilege to meet him in person in San Francisco many years ago… will never forget him. He gave so much.

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      WOW! TaraC, was he as sweet as he seemed? My BFF had him come to the comedy hotel she managed a few times and do impromptu gigs, she says he was naughty and would heckle the regular line up until they gave up and let him have a go. It happened a few times and every time he was in town the venue would be jammed.
      Portia xx

  8. Mals86 says:

    I was much distressed by the news – not just because I’ve enjoyed Mr. Williams’ work over so much of my life, but because of the sadness he must have been suffering. I hate that. And knowing that he, of all people, could hide that suffering makes me wonder about the people around me. What am I missing? Whose pain have I not noticed today? That hurts me.

    It is striking to look back and see how many life-affirming and beautiful statements he made, how many touching moments he filmed. He must have needed them as much as I did.
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    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Hey there Mals86,
      I think anyone who makes affirming statements must have lived the black dog of depression at some point, you don’t realise how precious life is till you’ve considered not having it.
      Yes, we would be surprised at how many people have depression in some form.
      Portia xx

  9. Anka says:

    Oh, Portia, it’s very touching that you sympathise so much with Robin Williams, thanks for sharing the tribute video!
    Sad, sad, sad – 6 years ago, when one of my favorite authors, David Foster Wallace, ended his depression by suicide I had a similar reaction.
    It’s such a bloody damn disease!

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Yes, it’s a very permanent cure. So many creatives and people with that extra spark of life seem afflicted. As if you get the honour of being special and this is the price.
      Portia xx

  10. Fifi says:

    Thanks, Portia — you picked a very nice video tribute – short, but says it all. My husband saw him cycling one day – he really seemed to love bikes. No entourage, just out there riding.

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Hi Fifi,
      Exercise and endorphins are a common way for depressives to find some peace. Bike riding is especially good because it’s so free. I could imagine RW flying through the neighbourhood on a bike. VERY Garp-ish.
      Portia xx
      Portia xx

  11. anon says:

    What a beautiful tribute and message….and exactly what I needed to hear right now. Out of the entire avalanche of well-intentioned advice that has been coming out since this tragic event, yours are the only words that lit up something in me that seemed lost. I don’t say this lightly. Thank you, beautiful soul!

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      You are most welcome. Glad to help. We are full of as much light as we can hold around here. Stick around and be part of the APJ family.
      Portia xx

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