‘If you are safe about the choices you make, you don’t grow…’

January 23, 2008
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This blog is far from celebrity-bashing, nor is it celebrity-idolizing, in truth I abhor the present zeitgeist regarding prominence in society but I felt it necessary to commemorate the immensely talented actor and entirely inspirational man – Heath Ledger. In the post title you’ll find some words uttered, when or where I can’t quite recall, by the man himself and in my warped mind I somehow managed to relate this quote to style and image matters which seems somewhat shallow, yet, I simply felt compelled.

In so many instances Heath has portrayed characters that seem to abide by this code, in Brokeback Mountain an incomprehensibly difficult relationship flourishes, albeit not forever, against all known odds as a result of shunning the safe path. Even in the renowned 10 Things I Hate About You, Heath’s playing a greasy rebel-without-a-cause type reflects the motto, he doesn’t give a shit.

If you are overtly cautious about how another perceives you. If you don’t take risks and mix it up rightly once in a while you simply don’t progress, don’t learn, don’t grow.

Heath Ledger, R.I.P.

Image from Thebosh.com

  • The Casanova Peasant January 24, 2008 at 6:05 am

    I think the shock of Heath’s passing is almost a relief to a nation that has something else to reflect on for a while. It’s always sad to see a man die young, and a father as well. I wish his family health, and his memory dignity.

  • riz January 25, 2008 at 2:10 pm

    I just can’t believe this. I am still reeling from it. He made such an impression, i saw one somwheat intelligent celebrity report liken him to James Dean…(I really like this line of yours incidentally: “I abhor the present zeitgeist regarding prominence in society …)

  • Juliet January 25, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    It’s so sad.

  • roxanaradu January 25, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    i cant belive hes gone, its so so sad!

  • Dustcakeboy January 25, 2008 at 5:37 pm

    Riz: I aim to please./DCB.

  • underneath January 28, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    This is a sad tragedy – he was such a talented and beautiful actor.