HE RODE LIFE LIKE THE WIND ~ FOREVER LOCKED IN HIS LIGHT a poem for HEATH LEDGER by SANDRA HAMMEL
But at the moment I have to get to practicing piano and singing,
so I have not the time to look it up.
Apologies to the photographer.
Click the post title to see Heath flying a plane.
Sweet Bright episode of Roar
A favorite scene from a favorite episode of mine
starring a very young Heath Ledger
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He Didn’t Know
He was a young man with a dream
Not wanting to wait for life to pass him by
without trying that dream,
He drove off across Australia,
He rode life like the wind
and added joy to the universe,
brought total strangers together
through the power of what we saw in his eyes …
On the screen, big or small,
A slight movement of the head, a wrinkle in a look,
The way he took a woman’s hand and cocooned it in his,
The rhythm of his walk,
Creating his characters from the inside first,
trusting the outside would take care of itself.
We fell in love.
And he didn’t know.
He didn’t know the sway he had.
He didn’t perceive what he had done to us
never to be undone.
Forever locked in his light
I can only say “Thank you” and dance like Heath did.
That is what I can do.
To pass on what he gave to me.
Here is what I know ~
The power of the shared need to feel connected to our own souls
and reaching out to the big Soul of the Universe ~
Heath was and continues to be a catalyst for this connection,
for what is good.
He embodied the spirit that we all share.
And I am so grateful
to have been here while he was here in body.
But I also know this ~
His spirit is alive.
It is alive in me.
And it is alive in you.
I talk to him,
I sing for him,
I sing for me, too.
I dance the dance of life
And I know that is what Heath did so well,
And what continues to make me want to feel him,
To be connected to him
Is that I feel more me,
about who we are.
And what we can do.
Every day, Heath ~ Thank you.
Dedicated to my friend Johanna
and inspired by Tina's video Heath ~ I Hope You Dance
Written by Sandra Hammel 4:32 p.m. USA EST ~ May 18, 2010, Tuesday