Wednesday, January 31, 2007

A Sad Day On Earth

Tonight I'm crying, because cancer has taken one of the very best. Molly Ivins was the first columnist I ever loved. This is such an enormous and heartbreaking loss.


Blogger Christopher C. in Hawaii said...

My heart stop a beat when I read that earlier. And so soon after the passing of Ann Richards. Such a double loss of conscience for Texas and the nation.

11:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not my Molly!

12:14 AM  
Blogger The Cat Herder said...

Sigh. I dearly hope a Texan gal rises to fill the vast void left by Ann and Molly. Texas needs its kick ass women.

2:18 AM  
Blogger Optimist said...

I love this Molly quote - and perhaps it's a good one to leave on your blog today...

"So keep fightin' for freedom and justice, beloveds, but don't you forget to have fun doin' it. Lord, let your laughter ring forth. Be outrageous, ridicule the fraidy-cats, rejoice in all the oddities that freedom can produce. And when you get through kickin' ass and celebratin' the sheer joy of a good fight, be sure to tell those who come after how much fun it was."

xoxo Bonnie in Houston

11:05 AM  
Blogger Pantheist Mom said...

You (your writing style) remind me of her very often - always have. The two of you would have been absolutely hysterical together if you'd ever had the chance to meet.


3:11 PM  
Blogger Keri said...

mourning with you. :( And so soon after Ann...

3:36 PM  
Blogger Trasi said...

She came to Austin the week before Thanksgiving for a very impromptu engagement, and I took my visiting mom to go see her at the Hogg Auditorium. You could tell she wasn't well, and that they must have had her on some strong pain medications too, because her thoughts were disjointed and left incomplete much of the time. My mom didn't know the history of her at all, and I had no idea when I decided to take Mom to see the incomparable Molly Ivins that she was so ill. But still, you couldn't suppress the Molly in her, she was witty and poignant, and wonderful. It was tragic to see, having seen her speak inumerable times in college. I was extremely sad as well to hear of her passing.

9:47 PM  
Blogger Ya Looblue said...

been praying that your scan went well Liz. i hope you're well.
huge hugs...

7:53 PM  
Blogger Alto2 said...

I loved Molly Ivins's acerbic wit and humor. My favorite item still is "There's a village in Texas that's missing its idiot." Well, there's a village in Heaven that just gained a female genius.

12:50 AM  
Blogger Kimberly said...

Such a huge loss, and at a time when we needed her particular political genius and wit so badly.

3:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE that she pulled her wig off and scared those kids!!!
Molly to the bone!

12:06 AM  

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