Monday, February 3, 2014

"Oh my gosh. He's Dusty...."

I was preoccupied yesterday morning, as I'd been working hard on my fictional children's story for "Minuscule is good!". I had a foggy groggy head and sore throat because I'm currently battling cold germs. I'd even stayed home from church--"playing heathen" has become all-too routine for me lately!!--as I felt "like crap". I drank some hot cocoa with extra, extra, extra chocolate mixed in and wrote my story. I was mentally/emotionally/physically preoccupied on it until news broke out which would shake me a little and provide some distraction. Because yesterday Hollywood {And the world at large} lost yet another actor to substance abuse. Philip Seymour Hoffman. As a huge fanatic of Robert Downey Jr., I do not need to elaborate on how something as tragic and heartbreaking as this news can strike an emotional chord for me. And strike hard. Because. I know all too well that it could have been--and all logic screams should have been--Robert Downey Jr.  Don't think I don't think about that. I hate it. Substance abuse addiction. Brilliant talented celebrities gone far too soon. Make it stop, make it stop, make it stop. After my heart sank for the cause of Philip Seymour Hoffman's passing, I read an Online article about him. And it was noted that he acted in "Twister". What?! I own a copy of "Twister"!! Who did he play.... Then it shot me like a bullet from some gun. He was Dusty.... BAM!! Dusty was the crazy tornado chaser with shoulder-length bleached-blond hair and a sweet considerate personality. He is my favorite character in "Twister". Because I am attracted to crazy dudes!! I then looked up Philip Seymour Hoffman. It was true. He's Dusty. Then I felt my heart break into a billion pieces. Oh my gosh. He's Dusty.... In a strange sort of way, it now feels like I have just lost a friend--Dusty--to addiction. Last night, on an impulsive whim, I watched "Twister" with my youngest brother. In memory of Philip Seymour Hoffman. You know what? I am so very glad that I did!! Because while watching "Twister", Dusty kept making me laugh!! And that felt so healing somehow!! I went to bed last night feeling as though by watching "Twister", I had celebrated a life lived. Because substance abuse addictions or not. It was a life lived. He did play Dusty. And last night? Philip Seymour Hoffman made me feel good!! Because. "It's the wonder of nature, baby!!". I love how he yells that line!!

Good bye, Philip Seymour Hoffman. Rest in peace. And thanks for the laughs last night. I needed them more than you will ever know.

Alright. I am off to post my now-finished fictional children's story on "Minuscule is good!". Do not forget to read it!! And leave some comments so I know that you stopped by!!              

8 comments:

Ali Montgomery said...

Hey Raelyn! just wanted to let you know that I'm making my blog private now...so if you want me to add you, just give me your email address! ~ALI

Raelyn said...

ALI....
Thank-you for the comment, Friend!!
"Just wanted to let you know that I'm making my blog private now...so if you want me to add you, just give me your email address!".
Okay!! But what is your e-mail address? Could you send it here {I promise I will not "publish" it!!} so that I can continue to read about sweet Beautifully Unique Whitney and handsome Cameron? I really haven't a clue, exactly, how this "private" Blog thing works. But I feel honored to be personally "invited"!! ;)

Sketching with Dogs said...

Hope you are feeling better now and the chocolate helped. So sad to read about Phillip Seymour Hoffman.
Lynne x

Raelyn said...

Lynne....
Thank-you for the comment, Friend!!
"Hope you are feeling better now and the chocolate helped.". Thanks, Friend!! Chocolate always helps make me feel better when I am sick!! Plus Robert Downey Jr.!! ;)
I just ate some Campbell's chicken noodle soup for lunch because my throat is scratchy today.... Yum!! ;op


Ryker said...

We are also very d=sad to hear of Mr. Hoffman passing. I have always enjoyed his work.

Raelyn said...

Ryker....
Thank-you for the comment, Friend!!
"We are also very sad to hear of Mr. Hoffman passing. I have always enjoyed his work.". Very sad, indeed.... ;op

Unknown said...

Loved your Blog... I too truly liked the actor Philip Seymour Hoffman. He was great on Broadway and on film.

Raelyn said...

Unknown....
Thank-you for the comment, Friend!!
"Loved your Blog... I too truly liked the actor Philip Seymour Hoffman. He was great on Broadway and on film.". I am glad that you love my Blog!! Philip Seymour Hoffman will be missed--and already has been--for sure. ;op