“In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.”
We have lost so many public figures over the past few weeks. Michael Jackson, Farah Fawcett, Billy Mays, Ed McMahon, David Carradine...It is unfortunate that in death, as in life, these people are unable to be at peace. Speculation about cause of death, intense media scrutiny and dramatic new 'revelations' about their lives are keeping these people from being able to rest. We are turning this difficult time into a circus instead of mourning.
The thing that bothers me the most is that you cannot turn on your television, radio or computer without being inundated with some random celebrities take on these tragedies. I don't particularily care how Justin Timberlake, Estelle, P. Diddy or Elizabeth Taylor feel about Michael Jacksons death, do you? Shouldn't these people be able to mourn the loss of their friend/hero/family member in peace?
When we lose someone that we care about, be it a friend, an inspiration, a mother, a father, a hero, we should all be able to concentrate on what we loved most about them. Their spirit, their voice, their ideals, their body of work....that should speak for them in death as it did in life.
"We all die. The goal isn't to live forever, the goal is to create something that will."