Tuesday, July 25, 2006
I would be remiss also if I did not mention the British Open top two guys: Tiger Woods won despite the passing of his father very recently. And Chris Di Marco came in second despite the passing of his mother a mere three weeks ago. I sympathize with these guys; I would have before too but now, since March 22nd really, I truly know how that feels... As is often the case with perceptive me, the fine observer that I am couldn't help but to see added significance in the terms summarizing the scene on the golf course: Woods wasn't the only one dealing with a loss. DiMarco finished two strokes back and struggled to hold back the tears as he remembered his mother, Norma, who died suddenly from a heart attack while vacationing on the Fourth of July. My God, tis synchronicity again that the two sports figures I am sympathizing with were separated by two strokes.
Maybe it is for me, as for Tiger and Chris (and they sure as heck are in a better position to do so) to apply the lesson from this quote that popped up to capture my attention at the same time too (yet more synchronicity, I tell you...) - "Knowing sorrow well, I learn to succor the distressed." -- Virgil
On the same subject of departures/passings/crossing over, I cannot help but to feel for that skydiver professional - and a lady too - whose main parachute malfunctioned. And then the back-up malfunctioned as well. And she fell to her death. That happened last Sunday. Veteran thespian Jack Warden passed away on Friday I believe - he was 86 years-old. Luckier to have lived longer - and luckier in a similar accident as he was a paratrooper with the 101st Airborne Division but, shortly before D-Day, he had broken his leg during a nighttime practice jump in Britain. More on those two passings, of course, as per usual, on The Lugubrious Blog.
Once I start, I can't stop sometimes... But I have to mention this here too! I recently found it extremely odd to unearth a listing among online obituaries of a namesake to my father. That would be enough in itself, but there's more; much more. This namesake was born a year earlier - but also passed away a year earlier (hence he crossed over at the same age) AND he had been born on the same island as my father! We all have namesakes and lookalikes - for example, I recently caught an Ali G interview with George Washington - the vetenarian! But you have to admit that THAT was special and pretty much unique; two men with the same name basically, born a year apart on the same land and destined to pass away at the same age, both on foreign soil... Any more parallel these two lives couldn't have likely been...
Aye - I guess this post was all about synchronicity after all!
"You forgot the Bing-Bang-ZOOM-To The Moon team AKA those Fantastic Four Rip-Offs led by the guy from Home Improvement... whatsisname again"
The toolman - Tim Allen?
I hate most Tims I know.
ZOOM may be an umpteenth Disney rip-off (as their Incredibles ripped off several super-hero teams, all the while expropriating the name 'Elasti-Girl' from DC's Doom Patrol...) but it is not out in theaters YET.
Al Gore vs Tim Allen would suck eggs anyhow...
Al Gore has his hands full - and not just with the climatic changes
Just let me know what else is coming out in theaters - cause I'm boycotting Tinseltown crappy products, see...!