A Whispering Moon

I’m sitting in Starbucks watching the moon float by like a fly ball in slo-mo.  After waking up in tears, a slew of bad dreams beneath my belt, wondering, what possibly could be the cause, then it hit.

Today, the 26th of February, 2016, marks the 22nd anniversary of Bill Hicks leaving this world.

I was surprised not remembering, always so vigilant, annually writing a modest memorial, but lately so caught up in mindless minutia, I’m embarrassed to say, it took a power greater than myself to remind me.

Dearest Bill, I’m so, so sorry.

Memory, clearly, has its say despite ones negligence.  I dreamt of my old apartment empty and abandoned, about to lose its life under the wrecking ball.  In the dream I stood outside as if I were witnessing a hanging, hoping in the 11th hour the governor would grant a stay of execution, all from a girl who never dreams.

Bill’s death was very much like that…his exit too early expecting that phone call.  I still, will never understand, someone taken so soon, like a rose cut way before its bloom.

Naïveté has its place, I suppose, alongside innocence and absence of guile, but you’d think a woman my age would finally get the vagaries of life, yet I still ask…

Why of all people, did you take him?

William Melvin Hicks

December 16th, 1961 – February 26th, 1994  images-2

 

 

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About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Amazon.com. Thanks.
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18 Responses to A Whispering Moon

  1. micklively says:

    RIP indeed.
    On a lighter note, I can’t help but wonder what Bill might have said about Donald Trump.

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  2. RIP Indeed…His great one liners live on and are still relevant today. Sign of true genius.

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  3. I didn’t know of him until you. I was watching an interview with a young female comedian about a week ago. She listed Bill among the pioneers of comedy and talked about the barriers he broke for today’s comedians. I thought of you immediately.

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  4. Elle Knowles says:

    See! There was a reason for those bad dreams you were having. Your subconscious is always in tune. I agree. He was way too young and wonder always what the purpose of leaving life at such a young age is all about. ~Elle

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  5. But, he does live on through you and his memory is still burning bright, Susannah.

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  6. skinnyuz2b says:

    Susannah, though the years pass, it doesn’t get any easier, does it?

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