“It’s all right, children. Life is made up of meetings and partings. That is the way of it. I’m sure we shall never forget Tiny Tim, or this first parting that there was among us.” ~ Kermit as Bob Cratchit (A Muppet Christmas Carol, 1992)
I offer this in review of a year when we have lost so many. Yes, our losses have indeed been great. But have we really lost more, or just more closer to ourselves? Is it possible that it’s just becoming our turn? I remember well each New Year Eve, how my folks would inevitably, at some point during the evening, recall the list of celebrities and friends that year had taken from them. So, I offer this… The seemingly high cost of celebrity 2016 has demanded is not so new as it is new to us. Celebrate stars, heroes, friends and loved ones now… If not now…when?