Thursday, March 17, 2011

Nothing in His Life Became Him Like the Leaving It



Once again, I cannot even begin to describe how much darker a place the world will be without this man in it.

10 comments:

timelady said...

Absolutely. The world is richer for his having been in it How many of us can say that? It is certainly a goal i aspire to. This is pretty much what he is saying. Don't wait to die - live, live as richly as you can. And as well.

Truth, beauty, and wisdom. Hell of a legacy.

Lisa said...

I concur. Such a brilliant mind.

VirginiaO'Possum said...

Crap, dude, you made me think he has finished dying, but I can't find anything confirming that on the Intarwebz. We must savor every minute we have left of him.

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

Thank you for sharing this.

kanye said...

Do you know this band, this album, Chez? Who am I kidding...of course you do.

I was thinking about this the other day. A simple tweak, swapping out the 'K' for an 'H', might be a decent title for a piece when he does pass.

Ref said...

He's frequently an exasperating little prick, but he's never a DULL little prick. He's also, of course, frequently trenchant and outrageously entertaining.

Benoit from Ottawa said...

Dear Ref: ...and unerringly accurate.

Benoit from Ottawa said...

Dearest Chez, the editor in me speaks:

Your title should be, I think, either (ignoring capitals) Nothing in his life became him like *__ leaving it*, OR ...like *the leaving of it*. (I prefer the second.)

Don't ask me why, it's like a 'having learned', an obscure memory of things read, from England.

(About the subject matter, kudos.)

Chez said...

Things read from England, eh?

The title is a quote from Macbeth.

Jess said...

It really is a wonderful thing to hear someone say the things you've been trying to verbalize for years. It's even better when they say it with a touch of humor and an accent.

Never knew Hitchens until I started reading you, Chez. Thank you.