Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Genie

Blogging Friends.... So I disappeared off the face of this Online planet, and, for nearly twain--TWAIN!!--weeks, I did not post on Beautifully Unique!! Whoops. That was purely unintentional!! But with being happily preoccupied as an Aunt to "Amethyst" and "Opal", I stopped posting for thirteen days!! So I guess you can say I went on a "Blog-cation"? I have, of course, continued writing {Nearly every single day!!} because writing keeps me sane!! Love you later.
  
Ten thousand years will give you such a crick in the neck! --Genie

Did you rub my lamp? Did you wake me up? Did you bring me here? And now all of a sudden you're walking out on me? I don't think so, not right now. You're getting your wishes, so sit down! --Genie

Tell her the truth! --Genie

I awoke yesterday morning at 5:45 AM. I was groggy, physically tired, and needed at least one more hour of sleep. Which, by the way, I got!! But my crazy never-shuts down head always seemingly wakes up faster than my body!! And I do not even drink caffeine-loaded coffee!! The very first thoughts that appeared within my head yesterday morning? Those above Genie lines from Walt Disney's animated film, "Aladdin"!! Now this was anything but random. And definitely unlike when I quote Tony Stark/Iron Man lines on a daily basis!! It was completely unplanned. I mentally quoted those three Genie lines in memory of Robin Williams, as he played his voice. Then my emotions were confused. Should I smile? Cry? Laugh? I think I smiled!! Confession. I haven't seen many--if not most--of Robin William's films. However. This does not erase the very fact that--thanks to Genie--I grew up with Robin Williams. When I saw msn.com's shocking red-boxed "breaking news" about this beloved Hollywood actor's death, my reaction was a dramatic, "Oh my gosh. Oh my gosh. Oh my gosh!!" And I had yet to even read the words "apparent suicide" or later hear on a local/nation-wide radio news station how, exactly, Robin Williams killed himself. Like every single one of his fanatics, I was left feeling shocked, saddened, and heartbroken. Then I thought this. Just last year, I read a Parade magazine article about him. I thought he was doing good!! After those three Genie lines appeared within my head at 5:45 AM yesterday morning, the song "Friend Like Me" from "Aladdin" also did, as Robin Williams sang it himself. I love an actor who can sing!! So did the song "Prince Ali", as Robin Williams also sang it. Once I awoke around 7AM, I began thinking. If those three Genie lines can just pop into my head, then I must have really liked that character!! Huh. I do remember crushing on Aladdin. As well as--thus according to my sister--Jafar. Because I'm an oddball, I have always had a thing for villains!! My sister has even teasingly said that I am "addicted to bad guys"!! Maybe. Maybe not!! Now as for my liking Genie? I makes perfect sense, since I have always loved crazy dudes!! Robin Williams was a cosmic part of my childhood. And truth be told? Genie has remained a cosmic part of my Life!! See. In my Life Story, I wrote this. You know what? If some crazy blue genie voiced by Hollywood actor Robin Williams in a shiny golden lamp were to allow me three wishes, I would request away my premature short-term memory loss. That's right. Three times. Perhaps in doing so, one could at least become reality. Wouldn't that be nice? Of course. Genie would most likely never allow me the same three wishes, as he was a stickler for rules. But I had to try. Right?! Then later I wrote this in my fictional book, "Made For Each Other". {February} All I want is to be 'normal', whatever 'normal' is, Julian has often thought, If some crazy purple genie in a shiny golden lamp were to give me three wishes, I would ask away my short-term memory loss. Yes. That, too, was inspired by Robin Williams/Genie!! I will close this with these lyrics.

You ain't never had a friend, never had a friend,
You ain't never had a friend, never had a friend,
You ain't never had a friend like me!
You ain't never had a friend like me!

Goodbye, Robin Williams....




2 comments:

Molly The Wally said...

Such sad news and such a loss of a great talent and a comic genius. He will be missed by many but more so by his family. We pray for them and for him too. Very, very sad.
Have a tremendous Thursday.
Best wishes Molly

Raelyn said...

Molly....
Thank-you for the comment, Friend!!
"Such sad news and such a loss of a great talent and a comic genius." I can't but agree.... :-(
"He will be missed by many but more so by his family. We pray for them and for him too. Very, very sad." Good reminder to keep Robin Williams' family in our thoughts/prayers!! Shortly following his passing, I Google-searched his children. I wanted to know how old--or young--they were. And, although part of me was relieved that his kids are adults, my heart still broke for them. I could not imagine suddenly losing my Dad.... ;op