Wednesday, November 4, 2009
One Year Ago
It was one year ago today that Michael Crichton died from cancer. I’m too tired to write what I want to now so I will post more later.
There’s one thing that Crichton’s death changed for me. Every year on New Year’s Eve, I am always very excited about the new year coming in. Though I’m usually at home rather than out at a party, I always do the countdown and celebrate the occasion. But on this last New Year’s Eve I felt sad, because the passage of time was taking Michael Crichton farther away from us.
Here’s article on Crichton’s death that contains quotes from his brother, Douglas Crichton:
Crichton’s Death Ends Thrilling Ride
By David K. Li, New York Post, November 6, 2008
I felt that because of the timing of his passing, Crichton’s death did not receive the attention it deserved, being greatly overshadowed by the election. That’s why I was pleased that Charlie Rose did a tribute to Michael Crichton on his show on Wednesday, November 12, 2008:
An Appreciation of Michael Crichton
I'll always think of 2008 as the year we lost Michael Crichton.