I saw yesterday the recent interview Christopher Hitchens gave to Anderson Cooper about his cancer. I got so fascinated by that I watched it twice in a row. I haven't read Hitchens much, apart from some articles here and there, but I watched him a fair deal on TV. I admire the man, his great culture, his profound intelligence and his merciless lucidity.
I don't really want to blog about serious subjects like cancer. I want this blog to be as much as possible about pleasant topics. However, I have a personal dislike for cancer (for reasons I might blog about one day) and what Hitchens says about the disease and what lead him to have it is both very thoughtful and poignant. He admits that he burns the candle by both ends and then says "what beautiful light it gave". Witty, funny and remorseless. I hope to be able to say such at the end of my life.
19 hours ago