You know that place between sleep and awake? That place where you still remember dreaming? That’s where I’ll always love you, Peter Pan. That’s where I’ll be waiting.
The people of Kafranbel, Syria, have released a poignant tribute to the late actor Robin Williams, in a bid to draw international attention to the bloodshed within the crisis-hit country.
In almost 5 years of news reporting and journalism, I have been impacted by countless events and stories from across the globe, but very few have been as difficult to get through as the recent passing of Robin Williams. In many ways, I not only idolized him, but I saw myself in him, so the fact that he took his own life was excruciating for me. A wave of painful memories from Ryan’s passing and my own struggles washed over me and for a second, I was paralyzed, but then I remembered why I idolized Robin in the first place - His resilience. Since Ryan died, I have taken the phrase “it gets better” and used it as motivation for myself, and while most of the credit for me being here today belongs to my best friend Brandon, if I did not believe that phrase, nothing would be able to comfort me. Ladies and gentlemen, sometimes it is impossible to see though a storm, but never forget as long as you keep moving, you will emerge from the darkness and in the end, the rain will be replaced with a rainbow. Robin Williams forgot that, likely in a moment of sheer panic and disconnect that few of us have survived, but as my fortune cookie read today; “He who believes is strong, he who doubts is weak.” It gets better, never doubt that. Robin Williams was an extraordinary man who will be missed long after the headlines fade. I can only hope that he, as so many others, have found peace. R.I.P. Captain, may your ship grace the stars and sail on for all eternity.
Actors who played Peter Pan..:
*Bobby Driscoll - Peter Pan in 1956 (voice) (animated version)*Robbie Kay - Once Upon A Time in 2013 (serie) (young Peter Pan)
*Robin Williams - Hook in 1991 (adult Peter Pan)
*Ryan Francis - Hook in 1991 (young Peter Pan)
*Charlie Rowe - Neverland in 2011 (mini-serie)
*Jeremy Sumpter - Peter Pan in 2003 (live action version)
*Stephen Lord - Once Upon A Time in 2013 (serie) (adult Peter Pan)
Hook (USA, 1991)