The Full Hot Orator (wickedflea) wrote,
The Full Hot Orator

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Dr. Thompson has cashed his check

Well, this is the first time I've cried over a celebrity death in a while--probably since Charles Schulz left us. A couple of my friends have had close family members die recently, and I absolutely would not compare what I'm feeling to their losses--but still. A few times last night, I thought my brain was going to escape my skull. I was prepared long ago for HST's passing, but not like this. Not like this.

I won't go into the history of my fascination with Hunter or try to explain why he affected me so. Suffice it to say that most people, if they're lucky, have a certain few writers, artists, and/or musicians who grab them by the very soul and just don't let go. HST was that guy for me. THE guy in terms of writers. And it's quite painful to think of this man, who saw so much about the world and wrote about it so incisively, getting to the point of no return. It scares the shit out of me, if you want to know the truth.

Fuck it. I wish I could get a different perspective on this. Like sometimes when people who are in intense pain die, we say that it's a blessing. But what was this? What the fuck was this? A waste.
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