Nothing Lasts For Ever
Posted 12 October 2009on:
It has been an amazing few weeks – for the last four weekends house-guests and dinner-guests have graced my home and table; I loved every minute but the last ten days was the greatest pleasure of them all. I was on cloud nine, but now I am brought back to earth – they have gone home boo hoo 😦 and I miss them already.
Admitting I’m exhausted is an understatement, but I wouldn’t have had it any other way. While the children were here my ma celebrated her birthday; lots of fuss sharing it with her greatgrandchildren turned it into a very special day and one to remember.
Sadly, at the same time we were commemorating the anniversary of my father’s passing four years ago yesterday. I was at jojo’s blog recently and read how she wanted to contact a facebook friend and was shocked to learn she had died. Just as shocked to see in the news yesterday the death of Stephen Gately… a waste of a wonderful talent. Death, the one thing we have in common – it will happen to us all one day. I think about it a lot, but not in a morbid way. I believe our physical lives here is a testing ground for our eternal spiritual life; we learn here, we learn there and so life goes on. What lives for ever is the impact we make on other people; hoping to leave a good name and good memories, a lasting legacy and that when we go our lives will be something to celebrate.
Having said that, we also suffered another loss. Some of you may recall my stories of ‘the Ferrari driving lech’ – he died – what a shock that was. He lived his life to the full and I imagine he has found a great golf course up there with an excellent nineteenth watering hole. Of course his passing meant I conveyed my condolences to his cousin, my ex, as they were very close like brothers and good friends. You’d think after all this time hearing his voice wouldn’t affect me; it did. I am still confused, still don’t understand how we are where we are, especially when he still calls me ‘doll’. This one’s for him!
We’re apart – for now
You’re doing your ‘thing’
But, when day is done
We’ll likely be together
In the world to come
You’ll think you’ve gone to hell
In heaven, I shall be
That, my love, is destiny
The v-vixens have also been suffering a shock and loss and reactions around blogdom can be likened to a bereavement. I’m surprised Kleenex sales haven’t boomed.
Detective Robert Goren is leaving lo:ci! Detective Robert Goren a fictional character, the creation of the brilliantly talented Vincent D’Onofrio and the most fantastic fantasy fodder ever. Vincent you naughty boy, you knew what buttons to push and that women would be swooning over gorgeous multi-talented sex on legs Goren. However, thank goodness Vincent D’Onofrio is real and lives on. Our detective is leaving the show and mercifully not in a bag or wooden box, which means the door is still open, but I won’t hold my breath!
I asked elsewhere, did he jump or was he pushed? I don’t think it would have taken much of a shove for Vincent to exit stage left and I am excitedly looking forward to his new projects, maybe much bigger parts for us to savour on the big screen (take that comment how you wish). Sure Bobby Bobby will be sorely missed; I’ve been watching the show again from the very beginning on Quest, not that I needed that to see the enormous changes in him, the storylines, the intros, etc. and not all necessarily to the improvement of the show. I don’t belittle Vincent’s acting talent; he had to do his best with lousy writing and no amount of decent direction could rescue that – I’m sorry, but to discover he was the illegitimate son of a convicted serial killer and his ‘on the verge of dementia’ aged puny mentor bumped off his nemesis and we didn’t actually get to see the happy event, were two threads too far off the radar. I always believe it’s better to leave on a high, so hopefully the powers that be will pull out all the stops so that the two hour special series opener will be Vincent, Katherine and Eric’s high notes. Imho, ITWSH was brilliant – it can be done again!
… guess this is how the vixens feel!