Anthony Bourdain dead at 61

Friday, June 08, 2018
I got up this morning getting ready for the day, looking at the morning news and reading that Anthony Bourdain has taken his own life.

The day stops, abruptly. I am shocked, then saddened.

I respected how he seemed to care deeply for the worlds people, especially the marginalized, the broken, the lost.  Maybe he saw something of his own heart in them. I don't know.  I respected that he communicated fairly honestly about how he saw the world and its troubles. I think that was what I liked about his shows and writing the most. His love for people, for community, and his blunt honesty.

I don't know how honest he was with this internal struggle of the heart. Honest with his friends, with himself. I don't know these things.  But I am sad this morning because of this loss. The world will be less than because of it.


And As I sit down at my computer to get some work done, Adagio In G Minor begins to play on my iTunes.  Perfect for this day, for this loss.

Maybe its a good time to remember, if you are struggling with internal fears and challenges that threaten to take you down this same road, before you take such a permanent step, reach out to someone. Share your struggle. The future can be so much better.

Peace to his memory.









2 comments

  1. It's curious how the death of someone we never met (assuming that's so in this case) can completely throw our emotions and thoughts for time time. I knew nothing about him (and wikipedia doesn't sell him to me either) but he obviously meant something to you. In a way, it's quite a testament to affect people who only ever say you through someone else's camera.

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