Thursday, 12 March 2015
Sad to hear that one of our countries most lucid thinkers has passed away. Sir Terry Pratchett. Loved by both children and adults alike, he was the author of over 70 wonderful books, that overflew with life, humor, adventure and memorable characters.
I was fortunate to see him a few years back at Hay-On-Wye, his beautiful presence loomed large.
A humanist of the first order, who was the patron of the British humanist Association, who spoke of the possibilities of science and reason with joy and intelligence. After the onselt of Alzheimers was diagnosed he carried on with great optimism and bravery. Spending the last period of his tremendous life helping to raise awareness of dementia and the desperate need for more reearch, at the same he continued to work towards a fairer society. He apparently died peacefully in his sleep. Sir Terry Pratchett R.I.P.
" Don't think of it as dying, said Death, just think of it as leaving early to avoid the rush."
" No one is actually dead until the ripples in the world die away."
" The pen is mightier than the sword, if the sword is very sharp."
" It is often said that before you die your life passes before your eyes. It is in fact true, it's called living."
- Terry Pratchett
At the end of the day real magic never dies.
Posted by teifidancer at 16:43