requiescat in pace PSH

Quite literally one of the finest, most astonishing, most fearless actors of our time or any other. I just watched him in his expertly wretched turn as the toady, grotesque, pretentious Freddy in “The Talented Mr. Ripley” not two nights ago…and was stunned anew at his nuanced brilliance. There are MANY celebrities and movie stars out there today, clotting up our cultural consciousness with their vapid visages — but SO FEW real actors. Hoffman was a REAL ACTOR.

Like many extraordinary creatives, he both battled AND danced with his demons. From what I am hearing, he had lately been dancing. May he now find the peace in death that so ruthlessly evaded him in life.

Such a tragic loss to us all, but most of all to his partner, Mimi O’Donnell, and three young children. My thoughts and prayers are with them today as the hopes, wishes, dreams, disappointments, scrutiny, and compassion of the entire planet bears down on their little family. May they find peace, as well, with what is left behind.

Requiescat in Pace, Philip Seymour Hoffman.

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About muffybolding

Muffy Bolding is a mother/writer/actor/knitter/feminist/withered debutante who likes the smell of asparagus pee, and remains obsessed with the bathroom hygiene of her three children -- despite the fact that they are 23, 19, and 16. She is blissfully married to a cute Jewish boy who looks like Willie Wonka, but remains tragically in love with the dead poet, Ted Hughes. She has the mouth of a Teamster, and her patron saint is Rocco (pestilence relief.) Ms. Bolding lives in Southern California, where she enjoys typing words, making movies, and plucking the rings from the fingers of the dead. She was the co-creator and Editor-in-Chief of the award winning satire zine, Fresno Lampoon, and in between writing screenplays, carnival barking, and savagely threatening her trio of darling larvae with a wooden spoon, she currently publishes the zine, "Withered Debutante." More of her work can also be found in the anthology, "Mamaphonic: Balancing Motherhood and Other Creative Acts", the compilation zine, "Mamaphiles III: Coming Home", as well as in The Cortland Review and hipmama.com. She is currently writing and producing for film and television, and working on a book of essays entitled, "Inside A Chinese Dragon." She has slept around, but not nearly as much as she would have liked.
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