Simply Balisha

Simply Balisha

Saturday, August 16, 2014

What We Watched Last Night

We watched The Dead Poets Society again last night. What a wonderful movie in which to remember Robin Williams. I won't tell the story, but take a couple of hours and watch this film. Watch it again, if you've seen it before. Robin Williams was brilliant. You will find out why these boys are standing on their desks. I read that people all over the world were standing on their desks... the day after he died.
 The quote below says it all. We all have our own thoughts about things....they are uniquely ours. In order to be truly happy in the world, we must be able to voice our own unique it about politics, religion, and just everyday life in general. 
 Words can change the world. Look at the wonderful words we have heard from people in history...FDR, JFK, Pope John Paul, Maya Angelou, Martin Luther King, Billy Graham, the dying Professor Randy Pausch, Bill and Melinda Gates, and yes our current president. These are some of the first ones who come to mind. They all have had a part in trying to change our world.
 With all the(what we think) important pursuits in life....we have, poetry, romance and love. We couldn't exist without these things. 
 Finally, what the movie is all about. We have free will....we can choose what path we will follow. We might awaken with this thought in our head....I'm going to make my life extraordinary today. 

Wouldn't life be grand if everyone felt this way? Robin Williams made life fun, but he also made us think. 


  1. my heart is so broken over losing Robin Williams. He had so much on his plate that he just couldn't handle and it finally got to the point he didn't want to live anymore. Being unstable, drugs, alcohol, money problem and then the news of his having Parkinson just must have pushed him over the line.
    So sad....

  2. A very nice post on the movie and Robin Williams. He blessed us all with his talent.

  3. I loved this film and him. I admired him and never failed to be amazed at his level of energy and passion for life. I was married to a man who suffered from depression and now I am married to another man who suffers from the same thing. When I married them I knew nothing of this sort of thing. I've learned something. With both the first and this marriage, I live in constant concern...and watch carefully. Pat drank to handle his, and PH takes medication. My son and a daughter also battle it. Dan handles it like Robin Williams did..and so did his father.
    It's a sad thing and a difficult thing to understand. Especially when they seem to have it all. Looks, brains, and often talent.
    I wanted to thank you for your precious comment on my post of the 15th.
    Love and hugs to you, Balisha!

  4. P.S. and thank you, thank you, thank you for this lovely post on Robin.