I have been blessed many times in my life, but today I more distinctly recall one of those very days…the day I met Robin Williams . I was walking up 1st ave one beautiful spring evening in Manhattan, NYC along with someone I was dating. She was a talented actress/dancer, when from out of seemingly nowhere, at the speed of light, someone literally threw themselves playfully at us and started “back stepping” in front of us, as so we would not get away. Remember we were in NYC, the city where anything can happen, and it did, for I would never ever forget that night. The “blaze” in front of us, was Robin Williams. He was already well known, and had energy and aura like no other. He apparently knew the young lady I was with, a talented red headed beauty, from San Francisco, both University and Julliard here in NYC. We were all talking together, a mile a minute, laughing, giggling, and so happy to be in that very place on 1st and 78th street.
Springtime in Manhattan is like no other, for we all wait so very long for it to arrive. We all fight back each and every rainy day, snow and slush, trying to hail an unstopping cab at rush hour. We all wait for that first spring evening. The streets are filled with smiles, and exploration. The first of it’s kind in a year was not only a gift, but a needed dose or vaccine as it may be for the coming beauty of spring/summer ahead. That evening I had the extreme gift of realizing what God’s gift of our springtime, and earthly enlightenment(s) along together mixed with the ultimate gift of health, the gift of laughter.
Robin Williams, by far the most gifted of all “healers” with laughter, gave so very much; so much that I think it is hard for all of us to fathom just what impression his genius, his ability, and his wanting to “heal” us of all that makes us sad…all that needs healing.
Robin literally grabbed the two of us by the hands and ran us into this small but famous comedy club in NYC. He insisted we come and join him. He brought a table from the back of the small cafe-like room, and then two wooden seats, and put them almost on the very front of the stage, ordered us drinks and disappeared….
Until the small curtain parted. There stood Richard Belzer, the host and regular at the club…introduced…..Robi
Robin Williams was a healer sent to us from heaven, there can be no mistake about that. The joy and happiness he unselfishly gave to all of us, friends, family, and the world as his audience. Along with greatness, being blessed, and responsibility, I believe he was on a mission. With such a blessed mission comes things that many of us can not begin to understand, but what i do understand is he was a blessing to so many, if not all of us….and his work, and memory…his healing and happiness to us all will live on and on….that evening, i laughed harder than I have ever since…
That evening I made laughter, one of my Expansive Medicine protocols, and it is blissfully weaved into each and every one of my 12 Steps…laughter, the kind that Robin has given us, the kind we have been allowed to experience through him, and those like him is a form of healing that can only come from heaven, from God …his work will live on through many of us who truly care…thank you God, and thank you Robin Williams…heaven has become an even happier place since you have arrived. We all here at Expansive Medicine will never forget what you have taught us, …the gift of laughter and well being…thank you, thank you for allowing me to see so much that evening we met…it has never been forgotten…Dr Craig Brown, Expansive Medicine