What a helluva a year. I felt rocked hard enough by your passing away 542 days ago.
So many big name deaths this year.
And now Carrie Fisher, Richard Adams among all the others: Prince, Leonard Cohen, George Michael, Florence Henderson, Alan Rickman, Muhammed Ali, Edward Albee, Patty Duke, Harper Lee, Elie Wiesel, José Fernandez, Darwyn Cooke, Umberto Eco, Pat Conroy, Glenn Frey, Keith Emerson, Tony Phillips, Gene Wilder, Anton Yelchin, Doris Roberts, and most of all how the year started with the loss of DAVID BOWIE.
I wrote about all this death here: Hey Mom #248 but that was back in March. So many more since then. I have a death category on the right in the category list to see other posts.
I repost Scalzi a lot. He's one of my go to choices as I follow his work closely. Though he nails it, I may re-post other work soon and add some more thoughts on this year of big name deaths not to mention the deaths of friends and loved ones. A close friend's father just died and a few weeks ago a friend's eighteen year old son died. Those deaths seem more tragic as they are closer to home.
RIP Carrie Fisher
Carrie Fisher the writer: Witty and vulnerable, she took us to the edge of our comfort zone
Whoever made the edits wasn’t wrong. At least some of the edits to the scene (in which Leia, Han and Chewbacca plot a course to visit Lando Calrissian) made it to the final cut of the film. Simpler, tighter, better — and with the rhythm of speech rather than exposition (science fiction, forever the genre of people explaining things to other people). Carrie Fisher played a galactic princess, but she had a working writer’s gift for understanding how people talk, and how language works. At 22.
Reflect and connect.
Have someone give you a kiss, and tell you that I love you.
I miss you so very much, Mom.
Talk to you tomorrow, Mom.
- Days ago = 542 days ago
- Bloggery committed by chris tower - 1612.28 - 10:10
NOTE on time: When I post late, I had been posting at 7:10 a.m. because Google is on Pacific Time, and so this is really 10:10 EDT. However, it still shows up on the blog in Pacific time. So, I am going to start posting at 10:10 a.m. Pacific time, intending this to be 10:10 Eastern time. I know this only matters to me, and to you, Mom. But I am not going back and changing all the 7:10 a.m. times. But I will run this note for a while. Mom, you know that I am posting at 10:10 a.m. often because this is the time of your death.
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