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Re: Heath Ledger - News Accounts
« Reply #600 on: February 09, 2008, 04:28:29 pm »
Another picture from the ocean "plunge"



Beautiful, looks like dusk, my favorite time of day.
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Re: Heath Ledger - News Accounts
« Reply #601 on: February 09, 2008, 04:32:26 pm »

As the sun began to set, the swimmers came on shore and stood in a line on both sides of Williams and linked arms. In the last five minutes, as the sun moved toward the horizon, the mourners stood in silence, watching and embracing.  


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Re: Heath Ledger - News Accounts
« Reply #602 on: February 09, 2008, 04:56:45 pm »
You know, I had to come back here and say that I'm so happy about that whole throwing-themselves-happily-into-the-ocean thing...  it looks like such a happy spontaneous tribute to a great, rich life lived to the max and defiance of death, darkness and sadness.

They're moving on to mainly celebrating remembered joy and light and happiness, instead of grieving the loss. I just can't thank them enough for doing that, and letting us share it through images. It eases my heart a lot.

Here are a batch of more pictures from the beach - they are absolutely lovely so do have a look (I don't like grabbing others' pictures so I'm just posting the links).

http://www.davecullen.com/forum/index.php?topic=28472.msg1183441#msg1183441

And here's another lovely one of Michelle:

http://www.davecullen.com/forum/index.php?topic=28472.msg1183424#msg1183424


I also saw a news account saying that during the memorial Michelle read Shakespeare's sonnet no. 18, so I had to re-aquaint myself with the full text of that one. Here it is, and it's just so fitting:

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer's lease hath all too short a date:
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimm'd;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance or nature's changing course untrimm'd;
But thy eternal summer shall not fade
Nor lose possession of that fair thou owest;
Nor shall Death brag thou wander'st in his shade,

When in eternal lines to time thou growest:
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this and this gives life to thee.

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Re: Heath Ledger - News Accounts
« Reply #603 on: February 09, 2008, 05:09:08 pm »




"Tu doives entendre je t'aime."
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Re: Heath Ledger - News Accounts
« Reply #604 on: February 09, 2008, 05:42:21 pm »
(((John)))


Many lovely photos from the beach at this link. Including a couple where you see guests and also the vivid horizon with the sun sinking into the sea.

http://www.gettyimages.com/Search/Search.aspx?eventId=79598805#1

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Re: Heath Ledger - News Accounts
« Reply #605 on: February 09, 2008, 05:53:35 pm »
Thank you for those images, Mika, Leslie, John.  :-*

Heath, you were so loved, so loved....
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Re: Heath Ledger - News Accounts
« Reply #606 on: February 09, 2008, 05:59:11 pm »
Thank you for those images, Mika, Leslie, John.  :-*

Heath, you were so loved, so loved....

{{{{Meryl}}}}

You are so right. And seeing this gives me the much needed peace. He indeed was so loved.

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Re: Heath Ledger - News Accounts
« Reply #607 on: February 09, 2008, 06:01:59 pm »
Were Ben Cousins and David Wirrpanda Heath's best friends?

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Re: Heath Ledger - News Accounts
« Reply #608 on: February 09, 2008, 07:39:56 pm »
There was something so loving, strong and defiant about that spontaneous ocean swim that it made me cry more than anything else in these past sad weeks.  It was more life-affirming than anything, and I'm sure Heath was right there with them.

I agree. (I've just read the description, and there are tears running down my face.)

What a wonderful spontaneous ritual - and at sunset, as well, watching the sun set over the ocean.

Edit: In fact, it's only a little while until sunset here. I can't swim on a westward-facing shore, but I can watch the sun set.
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Re: Heath Ledger - News Accounts
« Reply #609 on: February 10, 2008, 07:00:15 am »
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It was more life-affirming than anything, and I'm sure Heath was right there with them.

And I'm sure he was smiling.
At first I didn't want to see any pics (principal thing). I closed the first news site as soon as I saw a pic of Michelle. But after seeing some pics here and reading what my BetterMost friends thought, I did go and look and read.
You all are right. I think it brought peace to Heath's family and it was good and touching to see it.