Remembering the Dead
I’ve been reading and watching many of the tributes on Katharine Hepburn. Most go on and on about what an inspiration she was for women. If all they say is correct (I have no reason to doubt any of it), she was indeed ahead of the times. I myself enjoy watching and rewatching her powerful performances in such movies as The African Queen. But I can’t help but wonder why the media and most people in general wait until someone dies to say complimentary things about them. Wouldn’t it be better to do so when they are alive and can really appreciate what’s being said about them? I know I wish I had said more praising things to my own mom. Saying them to the world after, doesn’t make up for me wishing I had said them to her when she was alive.