Monday, June 29, 2009

A few words about the dead.

During this past week, we have heard a great deal written about 4 dead people. They were Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett, Michael Jackson, and a non-celebrity by the name of Neda Soltan. Death came to McMahon at age 86 and likely in the form of an old friend bringing comfort and rest. Fawcett fell victim to cancer, and Jackson's death will remain in tortured dispute just as his life. Of these 4, one death was a true tragedy. That was the death of an Iranian woman protesting a vicious tyrant and marching in support of true human rights. If you happen to see a candle lit in her memory, think of what this flame stands for: a courageous voice declaring its freedom from oppression. Whatever your feelings towards these celebrities, you should recognize what holds the greatest importance for you, your parents, your children, and focus.