Today was the second time in the past year that I felt stunned. The first was when I read about Phillip Seymour Hoffman ‘ s death at about the same time last year. Today it was Robin Williams. Two extremely talented actors, each holding their own fort. I am struck by the similarities in their deaths. They were both alone when they died, yet loved and respected by millions across the globe. Makes one wonder what they might have gone through at their last moments. The one line that comes to mind when I think of death is something that my professor quoted many years ago from the God of Small Things. I re – quote. ” when Sophie mol died, she left a Sophie mol shaped hole in everyone’s lives”. This is certainly true of the two men in this blog post. May their souls rest in peace.