Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette
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Moment of Silence: Stan Lee

Stan Lee has passed away.  Rest well, believer in heroes.  We'll pick up the cape and carry on.

The Great Con in the sky goes wild today, crammed with souls cosplaying their favorite superheroes.

I find that the best words for the moment have already been written:

Know you what earth shall lose to-night, what rich uncounted loans,
What heavy gold of tales untold you bury with my bones?
My loves in deep dim meadows, my ships that rode at ease,
Ruffling the purple plumage of strange and secret seas.
To see this fair earth as it is to me alone was given,
The blow that breaks my brow to-night shall break the dome of heaven.
The skies I saw, the trees I saw after no eyes shall see,
To-night I die the death of God; the stars shall die with me;
One sound shall sunder all the spears and break the trumpet's breath:
You never laughed in all your life as I shall laugh in death.

-- "The Last Hero" by G.K.Chesterton in 1901
Later set to music by Michael Longcor
Tags: entertainment, fantasy, history, moment of silence, news
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