Pilgrimage to the house of a fictional character

The house of Mork & Mindy is officially a pilgrimage site. There aren’t great crowds hanging around, but there is a steady stream of people coming and going and leaving flowers and mementos. I think that Robin Williams actually erased the boundaries between fiction and reality.

How to grieve.

My mother thought that inner strength, moral strength, moral superiority, were best dealt with through silence. It was the best thing to do to appear unaffected by the traumatic event one was just passing through or had recently endured. After Aunt Sudie’s death, a few days before which my mother could be heard from behind Continue reading How to grieve.

More days away from death. Further thoughts on Christopher #Hitchens and others.

Yes, still somber in the wake of the death of Christopher Hitchens this past Thursday. Since I’ve had cancer, I inevitably focus upon any other person diagnosed with the same type of cancer that I had, esophageal cancer. Now in this past week the two people that I knew of who were currently dealing with Continue reading More days away from death. Further thoughts on Christopher #Hitchens and others.

Almost everything–all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure–these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.

— Steve Jobs

via Quote Details: Steve Jobs: Almost everything–all external expectations,… – The Quotations Page.