Not to be too morose, but in learning of Paul Newman’s passing this past weekend (his greatness transcended generational lines; both my mom and myself appreciated his work, although my mom probably swooned over his baby blue eyes more in her youth), I began to think about those people in today’s headlines who I will miss once they are gone. Whether this is tomorrow due to a tragic accident or years and years from now when I’m in my old age — doesn’t matter. These are the people (brainstormed in an hour while watching television) that mattered to me at one point in my life. Inspiration, entertainment, political, I just had a crush on him, whatever…and it’ll be interesting to read this in 10, 20, 30 year’s time to see what names are enduring and which have been thrown into the “oh I liked him/her but…” pile.
Of course I don’t include immediate friends and family members – I will of course mourn them. But they’ve promised not to die on me, so I’ve got that covered.
Bill & Hillary Clinton
Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr
The Cast of Monty Python (the rest of them)
The Cast of MST3K
Didn’t realize I liked so many Stephens out there… 🙂 I will add to this list as I see fit.
** UPDATE **
My mom has informed me “I still swoon over the Newman of Hud with as much sensual vigor as I did in my youth.” Huzzah, Mom!