Friday, June 13, 2008
Tim Russert died today at 58 years old
While siting here answering emails and replying to blog comments with the TV on, ABC broke in with a special report - Charles Gibson announced that Tim Russert, host of "Meet the Press," had just died - at work. He was 58 years old. Maybe because I'm 52, maybe because, after the death of my mother, I've come to understand the absolute fragility of this existence we call life - I get that Tim Russert, in his own truth and reality, "danced like nobody was watching," a credo to which I vigorously and wholeheartedly subscribe. I want, and intend, to go out doing exactly what it is I love - whatever that is at the time. Tim Russert's death, doing what he loved best - is something to which I aspire. No matter what you thought of him, one must respect his rabid dedication to what he thought was the right thing to do - for him.