Wednesday, 23 January 2008

Heath

Is it strange to spend the day with a knot in your stomach and a feeling of immense sadness you just can't shake over the death of a boy you never knew?
That is how I have felt today.
When I read the news on the Internet this morning that Heath Ledger had died my immediate reaction was to deny emphatically to myself that it had happened - it must be a joke, an elaborate hoax, not him... etc. Similar feelings to that of the news of Princess Diana's accident.
I even shut down the computer in some weird and feeble attempt to stop the news from being real. Then I cried, in fact sobbed, for a life only half lived and a little girl left with out her Daddy, for a family who have lost their bright boy and for me.. someone who never knew him, never breathed the same air but who followed his career from his stint on Home and Away, Sweat, Roar and on to bigger and brighter things. His photo graced the space behind my desk when I was teaching and moved to pride of place on our fridge when I left. That immensely talented, media awkward, doting father can not be gone. He just can't.

7 comments:

Hollabee said...

jenny, I know how you feel...I still can't believe it. He's talented, human, a great actor and above all he's hot. I was still shocked on the train home yesterday, lost in my thoughts, almost missed my stop...I can't believe it, I don't want to believe it...

whitney said...

I gasped out loud when I saw it on the internet and have been sick ever since. I have had the same feelings as you - I don't know him, love his smile, love that he was all Hollywood but was one of the most believable actors out there, but I don't know him. It really saddened me that his little girl will grow up without him there.

one little acorn said...

I think everyone is just so shocked and saddened by his death. And you're right - it doesn't seem real at all.

Cathy said...

it feels very surreal. it's very sad - i didn't know him from a bar of soap, hadn't seen him in anything except 10 Things I Hate About You - yet I feel so sorry for his family.

Mum said...

Beautifully expressed comment about Heath - the blog spot certainly gives an outlet for creative expression even if that is not the main intention!

LouLou said...

I dont think its wrong that you feel this way - it just shows that you are a passionate girl with a soft,mooshy heart. I also cried at the thought of his little angel missing out on being loved by him, his poor family having to let him go (every parents worst nightmare) and the fact that we will never see what work he could have done.It is hard to believe.

Gemma said...

I'm too sad to comment.... thanks for the thoughts.