Thursday, July 14, 2011
Today's One-Minute Writer prompt is: Loss--Have you ever grieved the loss of someone you had never met in person? If so, write about that. If not, write about, well...anything else!
When he came on the movie scene, I fell instantly in love. It wasn't just looks; it was his personality and the promise of what would come. Who am I talking about? Heath Ledger. When he died, it was one of the saddest days of my life. He was my favorite actor. I felt like I had a connection with him. It's hard to explain. In the film, "The Patriot", his character's name was Gabriel. I so admired that character and his portrayal that I named my older son Gabriel. Kind of a legacy, so to speak. I miss a person that I never knew, but I did know that he had great promise. It was acknowledged with an OSCAR. So sad that it had to be awarded posthumously. I do a tribute post to Heath on my blog every year on the anniversary of his death. He deserves to be remembered.
You are greatly missed, Heathcliff Ledger.