Zelda is using her quarantined time to reminisce her old and happy days of life.
It's been years since we last saw the adorable and mesmerizing expressions of Robins Williams that endeared him to millions around the world. His fans still miss seeing him on screen and enjoying his tongue in cheek one-liners. But there's someone else who misses him dearly and still finds it hard to get over his memories; his daughter Zelda.
Named after Princess Zelda, Williams' daughter was truly a daddy's princess. While the actress has never quite openly expressed her grief of losing her father, her sombre and cryptic responses continue to make us feel a whiff of her suppressed agony.
Recently, she shared an adorable photo strip, which sees Williams and Zelda making funny faces and one can't help but notice their happiness in each other's company.
As COVID-19 gets more real with each passing day, more and more people are choosing to isolate themselves at their homes. And for the emotionally broke, isolation magnifies the thoughts and memories of their loved ones, which they wanted to hide or cover.
The 30-year-old actor's isolation led her to unearth the old photos of her father and post them on social media. She wrote, "Isolation spring deep cleaning is turning up some fun old gems."
Isolation spring deep cleaning is turning up some fun old gems: pic.twitter.com/SyV700aD84— Zelda Williams (@zeldawilliams) March 18, 2020
And needless to mention, as soon as the photo was released, a sea of emotions flooded the comments sections as though the fans were suddenly hit by both fantasy and reality.
Your dad was a comet that only comes around once in a lifetime. Special human being. ♥️— Joe B. (@butbutHillary) March 18, 2020
One side of my brain wants to cry— The LargeHuman (@MeatheadMilitia) March 18, 2020
The other side wants to laugh and smile
Wow pretty heartwarming.— Woody and Daffy Duck (@DaffyWoody) March 18, 2020
His memories are still alive in your presence 😭 pic.twitter.com/xhGdYdPWFu
thank you for sharing this. Childhood happiness is an incredibly pure and beautiful thing to think about.— Jimmy Wong (@jfwong) March 18, 2020
While we do think that moving on from grief may be a good way to ensure that our lives are on track, Zelda wanted to have a "permanent reminder" of her dad's presence. So, after his sad demise, she got a tattoo of a hummingbird on her hand which she thought represents the nature of her father in a way.
"I like hummingbirds. Hummingbirds are fun and flighty and strange. It's hard to keep them in one place and Dad was a bit like that," E!Online had quoted her in 2015. "Keeping a conversation in one moment was impossible with him. It was a bit like trying to put a bag around a storm and hoping that it wouldn't just blow away."
"Sometimes there are going to be days where things are really difficult," she added. "And having a reminder that is permanently there is nice," she added.
But sometimes, she also thinks of moving on with the flow of life and accepting her reality as it is. According to USA Today, she had once explained that the best way to cope up with the loss of her father is to love life and carry on the way she was brought up.
“I didn’t really grow up in the spotlight,” the Never actress revealed. “We lived in San Francisco, so for me, we were already kind of together and close and so I just kept going, ‘OK, today I’m going to wake up and love what I do. And tomorrow I’m going to wake up and be happy and love what I do. And then the next day … because that’s all you can do.’”
Between trying to have a constant reminder of his presence and wanting to flow with life, her struggle as a daughter continues.
When asked if she knows why her father took his own life, Zelda had a cryptic response which also shows that sometimes it is not possible to know all the answers and we should let it be that way. Instead, we should let the memories fill us will joy and happiness.
"I don't think there's a point," she said. "It's not important to ask," she explained.
"I think a lot of people feel his absence, but for me especially, yeah, it's going to take a lot of work to allow myself to have the sort of fun, happy life that I had," she added. "Anybody who has ever lost anyone works very hard to continue that memory in a positive way."
While it is absolutely heartbreaking to be reminded that we will never have Robin Williams amidst us again, this post made us realize that he is in fact close to us, through the values and emotions he left behind.
As for this photo strip, may we say that it is one of the best things to have happened this quarantine season?