We loss a great man who always led us to laughter and tears. Now only tears. In Dead Poets Society, Robin Williams plays John Keating, an electric English teacher at an elite all-boys high school. In a quintessential speech, Keating tells his students:
“To quote from Whitman, “O me! O life!… of the questions of these recurring; of the endless trains of the faithless… of cities filled with the foolish; what good amid these, O me, O life?” Answer. That you are here – that life exists, and identity; that the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. That the powerful play *goes on* and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be?”
6 thoughts on “A great loss . . .”
My heart is so sad … may he rest in peace.
This was such heartbreaking news to hear. A bright light extinguished…
Dead Poet’s Society is a movie that every teacher should watch. Robin Williams brought the character alive with his acting.
So true Ivon. I intend to watch it again soon with a different perspective
I will when I get home from my current road trip.
This is a sadness that will linger, I’m afraid.