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Re: just silence for now.

hito wrote:
We need to be careful that we don't get all People's Princess and value a celebrity more than out own mothers.

I'm not sure that people are reacting like the masses did about Lady Di or Michael Jackson. But it's worth venturing that most here who have been affected by the loss of Trish weren't as affected by the loss of those two, and there is a void of a mass-culture mass-media reinforcement of her loss. So maybe we haven't had too much experience with the death of an artist or celebrity who we actually care about.

It's very condescending of you to try to cast the relativity of the reaction to a loss, and to assume that people aren't in the here-now and don't care about the people who are in their day-to-day lives. I went to a funeral yesterday, father of a friend passed. People from every station die every day, yes, but it doesn't mean that we are not allowed to mourn people who we've never met, and that if we do, we are somehow subtracting from the mourning (the celebrating) of those who are nearer to us on a day-to-day basis.

Jan 18, 2011, 14:45


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