We’ve all seen the roll call of those we lost this year. Prince. Florence Henderson. Leonard Cohen. Alan Rickman (that’s the one that got me).
I’m not going to pretend it’s easy to lose these public figures that have been part of the way we mark our lives. But here’s the thing: hard as it is to say goodbye to them, the amazing part is that we had them to begin with. That they had the guts to chase their dreams – to write their songs and pound the stage and sing out loud – and that we got to share in those dreams and songs and stories.
Our lives are richer, brighter, because of the folks we lost this year. So I am inordinately happy that we had them, if only for a while.
By Grabthar’s Hammer, they shall be missed.
Those who enriched our lives with their creativity: Happiness Day 4.