Saturday, February 20, 2016

Sad News

First we were losing musicians (Glen Frey, Paul Kantner, David Bowie and Lemmy), then a favorite actor (Alan Rickman) and now in 2 days, 2 authors, Harper Lee and Umberto Eco.  The saddest part of growing older is that the people we've known and admired begin to die.

10 comments:

  1. Seems it goes in groupings doesn't it? This year so far has been especially hard.

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  2. Yes, the life-cycle goes on and, of course, the nearer one gets to the far end
    the more we become aware of our own mortality. Gather ye rosebuds I say.

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  3. The older we grow, we must learn how to cope with loss.

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  4. We're not at the end of February yet and there's been so many losses so far this year, terribly sad.

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  5. Too true. I have a funeral to go to next week, a cousin of my dad's who was a almost like a brother to him and thus almost like an uncle to me.

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  6. Isn't that the truth! My SIL's memorial service is today, and now the shadow of cancer is hovering over another close family member. It's dispiriting to say the least.

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  7. I know who Harper Lee was and David Bowe the others I have never heard of. :)

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  8. That is so true! I suppose the biggest shock, to Poppy and me was Glen Frey. Harper Lee too though. To Kill a Mocking Bird was a favorite book, and movies.

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  9. That is exactly the problem, we are getting old, as well. I lost both my parents over the last two years, so I shouldn't be surprised but every death of someone I loved and/or admired still comes as a huge shock. Guess we have to enjoy ever day of our lives as if it were the last.

    Thanks for your thoughts,
    Marianne from
    Let's Read

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  10. It shouldn't surprise us that the older we get, the more we are saddened by the news of people dying - and yet it does catch us unawares, probably because time is passing so quickly, we don't feel we are as old as we actually are.

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