This week has left me rather speechless. As I write this I have just read the Tweet my sister posted regarding the great Alan Rickman. This is the second time this week where we have lost an iconic entertainer in the media industry. The first being of course the legendary David Bowie.
However, I do not write this post to upset my fellow readers but to celebrate the lives of not only Alan Rickman or David Bowie but the lives of people who have had a major impact in our personal lives.
We tend to think of celebrities to be immortal but as we wake up one day to hear such a tragedy has befallen them, we realize that they are humans. Just like us. But as I sit here, writing this… I am remembering old memories which I had long forgotten. These cherished childhood memories that were spent celebrating life. I remember the very first day that I came across David Bowie’s music. It was back in Year 10 in late 2008 that I came across the track ‘Life On Mars’ in media studies. I also remember even further back in 2000 when I received my first VHS copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (or as I lived in Germany at the time it was known as ‘Harry Potter und der Stein der Weisen’).
We should cherish each memory while at the same time cherishing each moment we have on this planet
Our time here is limited… let’s make most out of it.
‘When you’re a kid, they tell you it’s all… grow up. Get a job. Get married. Get a house. Have a kid, and that’s it. But the truth is, the world is so much stranger than that. It’s so much darker. And so much madder. And so much better.’ – Elton Pope (Doctor Who: Love & Monsters)