As I got older and saw The Birdcage, Bicentennial Man and Dead Poets Society, I realized Robin Williams wasn't just another funny guy. He seemed to be The Little Prince himself, with his innocent eyes and that smile that could create instant comfort and really make you think about the universe and your place in it. When Zelda Williams shared a quote via social media from Antoine de Saint Exupery's novella in tribute to her father, I wasn't surprised.
"You... you alone will have the stars as no one else has them. In one of the stars I shall be living. In one of them I shall be laughing. And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing, when you look at the sky at night. You, only you, will have stars that can laugh."Something we hear more often than not is that suicide is an act of cowardice. I cannot express how fundamentally wrong I believe that statement to be. Knowing you are about to end your place in this world, leaving those you love behind... that isn't an "easy" choice to make. It takes a certain kind of bravery that most of us cannot and will not ever fathom. Williams's characters all demonstrated bravery, and that bravery became something I associated the actor with for my entire life. His final choices are no different.
It might seem odd that I would choose to post outfit photos amidst all this, but the reason I was drawn to this Neverland dress by Pinup Girl Clothing is because Hook was my absolute favorite movie when I was a kid. It was beautifully made, beautifully acted and will always be a glimmer of hope and fun and innocence when things seem otherwise bleak and grim.
This dress is a 2XL, one size larger than I usually wear. I definitely recommend checking out the size chart and consider sizing up as items tend to run small.