Artists of Marin

Tribute to Robin Williams

(July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014)

I have observed that often times the most sensitive and brilliant people, such as artists of many kinds (i.e. Robin Williams), are also the ones who see further, feel deeper, think longer AND get depressed with more poignancy. We are all human. Some people are just more sensitive.

“The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: A human creature born abnormally, inhumanly sensitive. To him… a touch is a blow, a sound is a noise, a misfortune is a tragedy, a joy is an ecstasy, a friend is a lover, a lover is a god, and failure is death. Add to this cruelly delicate organism the overpowering necessity to create, create, create—so that without the creating of music or poetry or books or buildings or something of meaning, his very breath is cut off from him. He must create, must pour out creation. By some strange, unknown, inward urgency he is not really alive unless he is creating.” – Pearl S. Buck.

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