Friday, February 11, 2005

Another moment of silence

Another giant passes from this earth.


Arthur Miller. Another poet, another conscience, another brilliant mind lost at a time when our world so desperately needs his voice.

Some deaths you just feel - even though you didn't know them personally. Some deaths just reverberate and ripple across the universe and you're suddenly aware of an emptiness...of a presence that should be there, but is not.

His words changed my young life. And, I believe, his words will continue to change our world. I know our world is better for having had him in it.

UPDATED: Ross does manage to put it all in perspective, however:

"Still--he wrote some of the world's best literature and got to fuck Marilyn Monroe.
At least he had a good run."

Thank you, Ross. We should all be so lucky.