I've just been reading Tom's words on the wonderful Elisabeth Sladen.
It strikes me how absurd I am to be so upset by the passing of someone I never met. The news was so shocking, I've reacted as I would if a dear friend had been taken away too soon. I suppose that's some testament to the power of TV and good stories in general.
I'd be alarmed at my reaction to the death of someone I didn't know if my brief scan of Twitter.com didn't show that I'm by no means alone in that regard. Her name has been one of the most popular topics on the site* since the news broke yesterday - the messages showed that this same shocked sadness is very widespread. To choose just one: "Oh... Honestly never struck me that the world would one day not have Elisabeth Sladen in it..."
Fittingly, in a way, it's a beautiful day today outside. Everything else in life, except the absolute essentials, is having to wait while I think through this sad, sad news.
Condolences to her family & friends.
* Worldwide, but of course especially in UK, Australia and the US. (edit: this is the most read item today on abc.news: http://www.abc.net.au/news/)
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on April 20th, 2011, 1:52 pm, edited 1 time in total.