15 June 2008
In memoriam, Tim Russert, 1950-2008.
image courtesy of msnbc.com
It's difficult to describe the sense of loss that we feel when someone who lives their lives in the public eye passes away suddenly. I never knew people like John F. Kennedy, Jr., David Bloom or Heath Ledger, but it's hard not to feel sadness, as if this person had the potential to change the world, and their lives were senselessly cut short. Multiply those previous events by about 10 and that's how I'm feeling after the sudden death of Tim Russert. It's just so sudden, and so unfathomable, and it leaves such a massive void.....whether you liked his tone or not, it's hard to deny that his influence on the current and potential leaders of our country was enormous, and he was always tough, and always fair. It's even harder to handle when you hear the stories of how good a father, boss, and person he was. People who are extremely good at what they do are hard to come by; people who do it with a smile, and with such enthusiasm, and with such love for the people around them are just plain rare. And beyond all of that, I mean, he was just here.....like, just a few days ago, we saw him on MSNBC.....and then he had a heart attack, and he was gone. Tim was such a good person and so good at his job, NBC will have a very hard time filling his shoes - he is truly irreplaceable.
That said, please everyone try to lose those extra pounds, and get your cholesterol checked! Stay healthy, be a good person, and live every day like it's your last. Life is too short to let it pass you by.
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