Rest In Power, Chadwick Boseman

At the end of an already fairly grotesque week, the news that Chadwick Boseman has died at such a tragically young age hurts. To think he was struggling for so long with one of the most pernicious of diseases, cancer, without the public’s knowing of his physical pain and sacrifice, just goes to show how desperately important he and his work were to the world and just how ardently he honored our need for him.

Spend a few minutes watching this lovely tribute. All of the messages are so good.

Rest in power, king.

Truly, Madly, Deeply.

This has been a rough week for culture. First David Bowie, and now Alan Rickman has succumbed. There’s a reason why we use the word “cancer” to name a scourge that plagues us.

In 20 minutes, I will convene my Harry Potter class, and we will pay tribute to the man who gained an entirely new generation of fans by embodying the Half-Blood Prince.

Probably I will show them this:

 

 

And then I will show them this:

 

 

Rest in peace, Alan. Enjoy the Bowie concert.