four more days, four more days

December 28, 2016

Carrie Fisher is gone.

And yes, we’ve lost so many good and genius people this year.  But we have so many more to lose.  I don’t even want to whisper their names, in case I really might draw the wrong attention to them.  We don’t know how bad it can be, how bad it’s going to be.

Rather than focus on the loss, I’m trying to focus on how lucky we are to have had any of these people at all.  To have their work — which will be with us always — and their examples and and their inspirations.

Again, I’m reflecting on how odd it is to grieve for someone I never met.  It seems a bit presumptuous, especially next to how much her family, friends, and people she worked with must be hurting.  But Carrie Fisher has been a presence and an inspiration through my whole life.  And I’ll miss that.

Meanwhile, I’ll be celebrating her life by reading her books.

 

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