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Never grieve a well lived life

When some one dies I don't really grieve for or feel bad for them unless I think there is a chance they didn't get to do what they came here for or if there was some song in their heart they never got to see fulfilled. This was definitely not the case with Patrick Swayze. That man got to do everything in life that makes life fulfilling.

He didn't just get to do what he loves for a living, he got to take on a challenging range of roles from action to romantic and tender to playing an incredibly convincing and classy cross dresser. He stretched himself to every limit and facet of the talent he was both born with and cultivated through hard work. And not only did he get to do what he loved for a living, he got to continue to do it right up until the end.

Add to that a successful 34 year marriage and I just don't see how life can get any better than doing what you love and being supported by and bonded to some one you can count on and trust for 34 years. Even when alcoholism marred his life, he had the strength and support to overcome it and recover.

When you live a life that good and that fulfilling, you experience more joy and happiness than most people who live to be 100 years old. So instead of being sad, I say...well done. We should all be as fortunate and blessed as you.


Absolutely. My only wish for him was less suffering. But I always loved that he knew *exactly* how seriously to take himself. I may have more thoughts on my LJ later...much about the SNL sketch...
But he never suffered alone. He even died with loved ones by his side.
Well, you know my feelings on that; I deeply, truly hope it means as much as people think.
at only 57 years old he was definitely robbed of time and pancretic cancer is extremely painful so I mirror the wishing of less suffering and more time to grow old with his partner in life. I was sad to find out he passed today.
I can't disagree about the suffering. But I think that life is about quality, not quantity. I think that he got a better deal that most people who live to be 70.
very well said!