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  •  Gandolfini's death rocked me (1+ / 0-)
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    I took the news of James Gandolfini's death hard.  Not that I knew Gandolfini at all.  I didn't know him from Adam.

    But I did know that Gandolfini played Tony Soprano, and I enjoyed wathcing Tony Soprano on TV.  (Perhaps not suprisingly, if I knew a Tony Soprano in real life, I would avoid him like the plague.)

    And I missed seeing Tony Soprano.  So Gandolfini's death was sort of strange for me.  I didn't mourn Gandolfini one bit, but I missed and mourned the fiction that Gandolfini created.  Gandolfini was recently dead, but he was a nobody to me.  The great fiction that Gandolfini created was already dead many years, but I felt that loss all over again.

    "The fool doth think he is wise: the wise man knows himself to be a fool" - W. Shakespeare

    by Hugh Jim Bissell on Mon Jun 24, 2013 at 07:01:45 AM PDT

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