The #KobeBryant tributes are beautiful and meaningful. Seems each generation loses one of its Heroes. The public grieving is cathartic. The wonderment at how a stranger feels so much like family, can break our hearts so completely, make us weep for them and our own lives all at one time is bewildering. ("How can I feel like this about someone I didn't know?") Maybe we are all inextricably linked in a single garment of destiny like Dr. King told us we are.
I immediately called my Sun Sunday. He's loved him forever. I remember being at the St. Louis Zoo a decade ago and my family members making hay in the reptile pavillion at the #BlackMamba tank. I was clueless as to why. "Kobe! DUH." I try hard not to watch tv sports.
Kobe's loss for many is what Prince's loss was to me. We love those folks who make us want to be better by their example. Their genius helps us see our own. I dont use that word loosely. We dont use it enough. At least that's what I feel think believe know. Kobe activated his #genius.
Everyone says "say what you need to say" to your loved ones. Take on the good traits of the lost. Live more fully and louder. Pursue your own dreams with as much vigor and intensity.
The seeming randomness of life takes our breaths away and reminds us ultimately that life is not a dress rehearsal. Love on your peoples. Mend your rifts. Do your things. Love on your peoples. Mend your rifts. #Love on your peoples.
Kobe was beautiful smart skillfull charismatic fearless beloved. The beauty is he knew that. We should let our loved ones know how we feel too. β---------------------------- Kobe Bryant Kobe Bryant
Original #art by the incomparable @artofmoisessuriel