Blog 2618 – 12.29.2022
What Dreams May Come
We lost comedian/actor Robin Williams on August 11, 2014. After a long struggle with depression he took his own life, but he left us with a treasure trove of stand-up comedy and cinematic performances. One of my favorite Robin Williams movies is the 1998 film What Dreams May Come. It is a love story of loss and connection.
If you have not seen it I hope this brief tribute will encourage you to and that if it has been a while since you saw it last that you will see it again. I try to watch it at least once a year. It is one of those movies that captures your imagination.
It is difficult to make sense of loss and even religion fails miserably to explain away all the pain, yet still we hope that true love conquers all and that these adventures in time and space will ultimately prove that premise.
My wife has asked me more that once since we first saw What Dreams May Come almost twenty-five years ago: “If I were lost in hell would you come find me?” And I always answer, “Of course I would. And in our next life I plan to find you even sooner and love you even longer, sharing with you whatever dreams may come.”
Your friend and fellow traveler in time and space,