"Great chunks of my past, detaching themselves like melting icebergs...."
Many of celebrities who have died are the heroes and icons of my childhood,whether it be Victoria Wood or Ronnie Corbet,Bowie or Prince,Alan Rickman or David Margulies,these are the faces,the voices, the talents that helped define my childhood and by extension,me..
"I am being diminished. Whittled away, piece by piece. A man is the sum of his memories, you know....."
and I am as sad for myself,for the 'lost' of another part of my childhood as I am for the loss of the person.
It makes me realise that I am getting older and am becoming more and more aware of my own mortality..
selfish? probably ,silly? perhaps,and the world of course keeps spinning regardless,but that doesn't mean it isn't a valid response,these people entertained,inspired,made me think and made me laugh..
"every life is a pile of good things and… bad things. The good things don’t always soften the bad things, but vice versa, the bad things don’t necessarily spoil the good things or make them unimportant."
these people added to my
"pile of good things".
And for that I am grateful.