January 17, 2016

Musings: Death, The Next Great Adventure

“Actors are agents of change. A film, a piece of theater, a piece of music, or a book can make a difference. It can change the world.”

– Alan Rickman

Within the past week or so two British legends have sadly passed away. Alan Rickman and David Bowie. Their names alone are enough to inspire happiness and fond memories within humanity. Their lives and legacies will be remembered for generations to come. David Bowie being the archetypal rock star and Alan Rickman as the archetypal antagonist actor.

I remember seeing images of David Bowie and supermodel Iman together as a child and all I can think of with a pinch of hindsight is WOW. Likewise with Alan Rickman, in my eyes he was the epitome of the classic British actor, brilliant onstage, onscreen and just incredibly talented. I can’t begin to summarise David Bowie or Alan Rickman’s legendary careers in this blog and nor do I want to. They deserve the uttermost respect and gratitude for sharing their talents with us all. I sincerely hope this inspires you to watch one of their movies, listen music to celebrate their lives.

Alan Rickman - Love Actually


Robin Williams - Dead Poets Society

Robin William’s death back in 2014 hit me really hard, feeling like I’d lost the rose-tinted glasses that once shaded my childhood. He was an incredible actor, inspiring humour, insight and wit for generations. It is just a constant reminder that…

Two things are certain in this life, you are born and you will die. What matters most is the part in-between and what you do with it. I’m not saying follow the socially constructed formula of going to university, job, career, marriage and kids. I mean more along the lines of following your dreams or at least trying to make them happen. I’ve always said to myself that if I will don’t know what will be if I don’t try. And I always have nightmares of ending up like this…

Monsters Inc

You know what I mean, stuck in the same job, routine, place your whole life and just becoming bitter and grumpy (Sorry Roz). Lately, I can admit to becoming a little bitter about certain things but something makes me snap out of it and remember why I’m doing the things I do (this blog included) and things I am planning to do in the near future (mainly travelling).

I don’t really know what the premise of this blog post is about but it is strange how death can inspire you, make you reflect and make you admire those around you. Life is short, so really do make the most of it. LIVE. But don’t despair, a wise once wizard once said, “Death is but the next great adventure”. We don’t know what will happen in the next life, so all we can do is make this one great.

Char xo

13 responses to “Musings: Death, The Next Great Adventure”

  1. tapeparade says:

    What a beautiful post- really well said and touching. XXXX

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Welcome to my little space on the internet, known as Memoirs and Musings. I’m Char, short for Charlotte and my blog/website/diary is dedicated to documenting my Memoirs and Musings, hence the name. I wouldn’t say I was your ‘typical’ blogger either. I don’t care about getting the perfect flatlay or feeling bad for not posting, I just enjoy writing. If you’ve made it this far, thank you for reading. Anyway, I love to travel, indulge in a glass of white wine, when plans are cancelled and purchase overpriced make up.  I guess that’s me in a nutshell, trying to figure out this thing called life, have fun and never lose sight.