Friday Four …

28 Aug

Cancer sucks.

Especially when you lose the battle. My family knows the pain of that. A lot of families do.

I heard about a loss to cancer today and I felt sad. Shocked me really. I didn’t even know him, never met him. But his potential … what was left to give that saddened me. Another unfinished life.

I heard he was 43. Colon cancer. Chadwick Boseman.

But he still made an impact. Publicly through his works and privately through activism.

He’d made many works but his most notable … Black Panther. I love that role, it changed some people’s views of what a superhero could look like, Wakanda forever right? Changing perspectives with his work.

But my favorites were Marshall and 42. Playing historical figures is a mighty responsibility especially when their significance weighs heavily. I enjoyed the portrayals and internal struggles. The storytelling mattered. You got the whole picture, the strength and vulnerability in character.

So in honor of his memory I’m pausing Feel Good 5 Friday to remember a guy who made impactful stories. He was more than just an actor I know, but these are stories he participated in, extensions of values and beliefs rooted within. He was introduced to me this way. Friday Four, if you get a chance, check some of these out.

Buen Camino …


Black Panther

Da 5 Bloods





5 Responses to “Friday Four …”

  1. beth August 29, 2020 at 5:17 AM #

    yes, such a terrible loss

    • The Guat August 31, 2020 at 9:35 AM #

      Yeah, just really sad. In his 40’s with much more to do and give.

  2. Jane Lurie August 31, 2020 at 7:18 AM #

    So terribly sad. The strength he showed as he battled his illness while creating an amazing body of work will always be remembered. Very nice tribute, Guat.

    • The Guat August 31, 2020 at 9:33 AM #

      It was incredibly sad. Chemotherapy while filming, plus the emotional weight of all that must have been rough. Thanks for stopping by

  3. Sorryless August 31, 2020 at 5:39 PM #

    What a beautiful thing to do for your Friday post, Cali.

    His passing is a theft. So sad.

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