Before you mock me for this post, know that this death has struck a chord with me for some reason. I'm sure it's in part because I enjoyed Heath Ledger as an actor. He was one of my favorites, with so much potential and such diverse roles accrued; there are a handful of actors I highly admire and he is on this short list.
But, I think his death has made me reflect moreso on the brevity of life, perhaps because he is my age and that he is a parent of a little girl not much older than Maggie (what would it be like for her to grow up without one of us around?). Our time here on earth is short and hearing of any untimely death makes this truth resonate anew. And, baring casting judgement on Ledger's spiritual state, his death makes me think about the life to come. What I am doing to spread the name of Christ to those around me? I want to speak His truth in both word and deed and too often, I think I put the emphasis on deed alone. I'm at a loss for elaborating here, my written words don't seem to convey where my heart is, so for now, I'll leave it at this. Farewell, to a bright young actor and father.