Friday, February 14, 2014

APPROPOS YESTERDAYS POST

Here is a quote from Mr. Sorkin's eloquent eulogy in Time Magazine for Mr.Hoffman:

"...Phil Hoffman, this kind, decent, magnificent, thunderous actor, who was never outwardly "right" for any role but who completely dominated the real estate upon which every one of his characters walked, did not die from an overdose of heroin—he died from heroin. We should stop implying that if he had just taken the proper amount, everything would have been fine.

He didn't die because he was partying too hard or because he was depressed. He died because he was an addict on a day of the week with a y in it."

These powerful words, I would say, take on more meaning given he was clean and sober, best as we know, for 20+ years. Our demons lurk within and can attack us without warning. Even on a good day, life is a slippery slope. BE CAREFUL! Phil wasn't and paid the ultimate price!! He left this world much too soon.

Prayers for all addicts everywhere and for Phil—a good man with a really bad disease.

Bye for Now,

bill

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