© Chuck Duboff
2016…a reminder of how precious and very fragile life is.
Sports royalty who passed away in 2016:
Muhammed Ali Arnold Palmer Gordie Howe
Music Icons who left us in 2016:
David Bowie, Leonard Cohen, Prince, George Michael, Glenn Frey, Natalie Cole,
From the world of movies, books and entertainment, the following passed away in 2016:
Harper Lee, W.P. Kinsella, Florence Henderson, Alan Thicke, Robert Vaughn, Garry Marshall, Alan Rickman, Patty Duke, Elie Wiesel, Gene Wilder, Zsa Zsa Gabor
Fidel Castro and John Glenn also passed on in 2016…and these are just some of the many who left us this past year.
We are shocked by the sudden leaving of those who were icons in our lives and it seems as if 2016 was an aberration, however, in reality, this would be considered rather normal.
What is different, yet again, is social media. When notables like Sinatra and Crosby and Hemingway passed away, there wasn’t a sudden bombardment of the news of their deaths on Facebook and Twitter. There would be an article in the paper for a day or two, Walter Cronkite would do the obligatory two minute story and within days it would be forgotten.
The world has changed, dramatically, I might add. However, what hasn’t changed is that we will all die one day. Though it seems like those people who were significant in our lives are dying at a faster rate….the fact is, they get old, we get old…and time marches on.
Rather than being shocked about all these deaths, embrace life and “suck the marrow out of it.”