Esquire article on Roger Ebert

It has been nearly four years since Roger Ebert lost his lower jaw and his ability to speak. Now television’s most famous movie critic is rarely seen and never heard, but his words have never stopped.

This one particle sentence has stuck with me:  Ebert is dying in increments, and he is aware of it.

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2 Responses to Esquire article on Roger Ebert

  1. KPillow says:

    Thanks for posting this. It is a great article.

  2. dan says:

    A terrible fate for a wonderful man. He still does movie reviews every week and they are great reads in their own right. I just cannot imagine what it must be like to never taste food or drink again. I was disturbed to read that with each surgery the doctors predicted a full recovery and yet he always ended up worse than before.

    His philosphy of life would make a great biblical passage:

    " I believe that if, at the end of it all, according to our abilities, we have done something to make others a little happier, and something to make ourselves a little happier, that is about the best we can do. To make others less happy is a crime. To make ourselves unhappy is where all crime starts. We must try to contribute joy to the world. That is true no matter what our problems, our health, our circumstances. We must try. I didn't always know this, and am happy I lived long enough to find it out."

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