Pete Postlethwaite (1946-2011)

Published by Iris in Inspired by, Memory Lane, People, Photography, R.I.P.,
Published on 01/27/11 at 07:02:35 pm using 591 words.
I see similarities where most people would find none. When I share my findings, I often elicit a squinty, eyebrow-distorting WTF!? reaction. Benicio Del Toro and Leonardo DiCaprio, lookalikes? more »

José Saramago (1922-2010)

Published on 06/18/10 at 07:47:13 pm using 373 words.
As palavras são assim, disfarçam muito, vão-se juntando umas com as outras, parece que não sabem aonde querem ir, e de repente saem, simples em si mesmas, um pronome pessoal, um advérbio, um verbo, um adjectivo, e aí temos a comoção a subir irresistível… more »

Another darker May 29th

Published on 05/29/10 at 10:57:16 am using 74 words.
It’s so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone. (The Winter of our Discontent - John Steinbeck) more »

J.D. Salinger (1919-2010)

Published on 01/28/10 at 07:30:01 pm using 577 words.
“…And this Lane pill isn’t the exception, you can be sure. Listen, I talked with him for twenty deadly goddam minutes one night while Franny was getting ready to go out, and I say he’s a big nothing.” He reflected,… more »

For O. (R.I.P.)

Published by Iris in Inspired by, People, R.I.P.,
Published on 10/24/09 at 10:23:20 pm using 113 words.
The last lines to this post and the last verses of Auden’s The Unknown Citizen were made relevant again today for the saddest of reasons. We’re simply not to know what really lies beneath what we see. His voice still carries and will for… more »

Right on! - Swayze put (perfectly) in writing

Published by Iris in Inspired by, The Written Word, People, R.I.P.,
Published on 10/15/09 at 07:02:33 pm using 169 words.
There are few things that I love more than finding a piece of writing - whether an insight or description, a sentence or paragraph - that succeeds in making real something I knew to be true but couldn’t put in writing myself. There’s… more »

Patrick Swayze (1952-2009)

Published by Iris in Inspired by, Memory Lane, People, R.I.P.,
Published on 09/16/09 at 10:07:04 pm using 516 words.
When I was 17, I skipped school and took the subway uptown from Chelsea hoping to buy a book, stand in line and get to see a man up close. It must’ve been a fairly important school day cause I remember sitting in on Ms. Fitt’s biology class… more »

John Hughes (1950 - 2009)

Published by Iris in Inspired by, Movies, People, R.I.P.,
Published on 08/09/09 at 01:26:33 pm using 538 words.
Ferris Bueller had been insistently popping up in conversation for a week or so before the news broke, really out of nowhere… Robbie decided to show it to her class, and was shocked to learn that none of her students recognized the name Bueller. I… more »

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