Oh, The Humanity

Today’s announcement of Chef Anthony Bourdain’s suicide resonates like a ruthlessly plucked guitar string slapping against the wood. The sharp palpable “NO” and reverberating sense of confusion and loss of another icon leaves me with one single thought. Humanity. Bourdain, like Robin Williams, was a person chased by the demons of addiction. Like Robin, his public appearances showed a man who carried his struggles with him and allowed those struggles to humanize him. Oh, the humanity that allows us to see each other as we are and celebrate the very best we see in each other. Thank you, Anthony, and thank you, Robin. I celebrate you and wish you peace.

© 2018 Jeffrey Milton