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Re: Heath Ledger - the grieving thread
« Reply #630 on: January 26, 2008, 11:38:31 pm »
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God:  Time to get goin, cowboy.

chinkkk!!!  :'(

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Re: Heath Ledger - the grieving thread
« Reply #631 on: January 27, 2008, 01:00:52 am »
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God:  Time to get goin, cowboy.


 :'(  :'(  :'(

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Re: Heath Ledger - the grieving thread
« Reply #632 on: January 27, 2008, 01:10:08 am »
Brilliant Laura!

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Re: Heath Ledger - the grieving thread
« Reply #633 on: January 27, 2008, 01:37:14 am »
[youtube=425,350]http://youtube.com/watch?v=nkvLq0TYiwI[/youtube]

Starry, Starry Night

Beautiful. Thank you for posting, Gary.
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Re: Heath Ledger - the grieving thread
« Reply #634 on: January 27, 2008, 01:39:56 am »

Starry, Starry Night

the actual song is called 'Vincent' fyi.
“Mr. Coyote always gets me good, boy,”  Ellery said, winking.  “Almost forgot what life was like before I got me my own personal coyote.”


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Re: Heath Ledger - the grieving thread
« Reply #635 on: January 27, 2008, 02:11:55 am »
You're welcome, Kerry.  Wish I knew what to say or do to make the hurt go away.   :(

Hugs,
Gary

P.S.  Thanks for the info, Louise.

Can't be done, Gary. But it sure is comforting to have good friends one can lean on and cling to for support, at sad times like these.
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Re: Heath Ledger - the grieving thread
« Reply #636 on: January 27, 2008, 02:22:29 am »
Gary... I have to thank you for the video about Vincent. It made me cry. It made me cry for about an hour and a half, actually... deep, wrenching sobs, and, somehow, that's a good thing... because that's the first time I've really cried since Heath's death. I teared up a couple of times, but that's all... not real crying. But somehow, something in the song and remembering the story of Vincent, it just got to the heart of what pains me the very most about Heath's death, and for reasons I can only just begin to understand. Heath was one of the beautiful ones... one of the shining, gifted, open-hearted ones ... and I just don't want the beautiful ones to suffer, and I feel like they so often do, and it feels so wrong. I want to be able to protect them, to make the world safe, to make it so they don't have to leave us. And I know no one can do that. We can just live and die trying, and create as much love and safety and understanding as we can... that's all.

I had a friend who commited suicide about eleven years ago now. Heath's death was reminding me of that, and I didn't quite know why - I thought it was just the shock of it.. both were deaths that I was totally unprepared for - and the fact that both died so young. My friend was 27, the same age as me.. back then, I mean. Not now. lol. Sorry for the incoherence. Although, I guess, he still IS 27, while I'm pushing 40..

Anyway... he was beautiful and brilliant... so brilliant, he won a full scholarship to Princeton, which was kind of a big deal for someone who wasn't even American. But he hated it there, and only stayed one term. It was like he couldn't find the place in the world that was for him, and I don't know if he would have found it eventually if he'd stuck around for a little longer, or if the opposite would have been true... if the world would have started feeling less and less like somewhere he could stay.

But I don't think that of Heath.. not exactly. He did find his place, and the world did understand. I just want the world to keep on understanding, to keep loving him. And I see so much vulnerability in the way he died, and I want to rush in and protect him somehow. And Vincent. And all of us.

And I have a headache now, and I've maybe been rambling incoherently, but I just needed to let you know that your choice to post that video was, for me anyway, inspired and perfect.

xo m.

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Re: Heath Ledger - the grieving thread
« Reply #637 on: January 27, 2008, 03:08:25 am »
I found this poem and it made me think of Heath.

THE ENCOUNTER

Though the man appeared quite handsome,
With charms none could deny,
It was spirit bright within him,
The Light that caught my eye.

He didn't know his Essence,
Both magnificent and strong,
Was a treasure earth awaited
In patience for so long.

I sensed his innate power,
Emanating from the Source,
A consciousness awakening
To choose a Divine course.

What quest lay yet before him?
What Idea did he define?
In being all he came to be,
Unique, one of a kind.

Our dance, no matter long or short,
Was scripted to unfold
In the transformation mission
Etched upon our souls.

Written by CHELLE THOMPSON

He will live in our hearts and souls forever.

Through his talent he has inspired us, challenged us,
and taught us that if we take that one step anything is possible.

May you look down from Heaven and see the joy
and love that you have created here on earth

Goodnight Sweet prince and Rest in Peace Heath Andrew Ledger
Jack Twist.
Ennis
Your folks just stopped at Ennis?
Del Mar
Nice to know ya Ennis Del Mar.

And so with that introduction Jack and Ennis are forever bound together like Adam & Eve and Romeo & Juliet.

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Re: Heath Ledger - the grieving thread
« Reply #638 on: January 27, 2008, 04:36:54 am »


When I feel this lonesome prairie wind
I let my soul get back to you again
I will never let you, I will never let you, I will never let you go.




Lyrics by Gustavo Santaolalla/Jeremy Spillman
from the Brokeback Mountain soundtrack

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Re: Heath Ledger - the grieving thread
« Reply #639 on: January 27, 2008, 05:22:22 am »


When I feel this lonesome prairie wind
I let my soul get back to you again
I will never let you, I will never let you, I will never let you go.




Lyrics by Gustavo Santaolalla/Jeremy Spillman
from the Brokeback Mountain soundtrack

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