At 8:43 this morning a receive a text message saying that Actor/Comedian, Bernie Mac passed away. What the hell? I just read yesterday that he was recovering nicely from his bout with pneumonia and was being released. Maybe it is one of those sick jokes that people send out? That is what runs through my mind (after all, it did come via a number with no name attached).
So, I immediately check google and sure enough, it is true. Bernie Mack passed away early this morning, at Northwestern Memorial hospital. So, some time while I was downloading pictures and sharing the great time I had at my pre-forty birthday bash, Mr. Mac passed away at the age of 50. Fifty, yall! That is not old.
This news ,and reading the article confirming it to be true, made me so sad. I don’t really know why either. It’s is not like that I am so star struck that I was devastated by the news. It isn’t even that I was the humongous fan, who thought he was the best comedian to ever grace God’s green earth. So, why is it that the news of the man’s death hit me kind of hard?
Is it because it happened so close to be getting ready to celibrate another year of my life and the news of a man, who seemed to be so filled with joy and goodwill, only served to remind me of just how mortal we are?
I really don’t know. And I don’t want to go on a pity, party parade. I’ll just mourn his passing and say a silent prayer for his family and friends.
In memory of Mr. Mac, who was born Bernard McCullough, I have posted a picture of him, as well as a picture of the most spectacular rainbow I have ever seen. It made a complete arch in the sky, but I was not able to capture it in all it’s glory. God is a miracle maker, regardless of you believe system. All thing happen for the good of Him. May you rest in Peace Mr. Mac. I didn’t know you, but I would think you would want us to celebrate your life, rather than be depressed over your passing.
Remember, no matter how young or old you maybe, life is short and death comes like a theft n the nightt. No one knows the day or hour when it may pay us a visit. So, live your life to the fullest and treat your love one as well as your enemies like today is the last day of the rest of their lives. Get all that love in while you can and if they pass away, no regrets. And if they live another day? Cool. You get the shower them with just as much love that day too.
Hell, love is free. Pass it around, you cheap bastards!
-One Man’s Opinion. Peace.