Thursday, December 15, 2011

Mr. Hitchens, You Will Be Missed

We have lost one of our finest. Christopher Hitchens has died at the age of 62. His courage and resolve in the face of death is a testament to the power of the human spirit, and an example for the rest of us to follow. His passing has left a void which no one else will ever quite be able to fill. We still have his thoughts, his passion, his wit and his eloquence in the writings and recordings he has left behind - and we are truly fortunate for having had the opportunity to see this man do what he did best - but we as a collective have lost so much: we will never hear a new "Hitchslap." We will never get to read a new Christopher Hitchens' book. We will never get to hear him debate completely demolish an opponent in debate. We will never again here his mastery of language, nor hear this great man utter another inspiring word. Let's raise a glass of Johnny Walker Black in his honor. We were the fortunate ones for having such a bright light shine in our midst, even if it only radiated for such a short time.

RIP Christopher Hitchens. Agree with him or not, he always made things entertaining, he always made people think, and he made the rest of us better for knowing him. He will be missed.

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