Love From the Ethers

This will be my last piece to commemorate the passing of Bill Hicks.

Like Yoko, who only celebrates John’s birthday on October 9th, I too will only celebrate Bill on December 16th, the day of his birth.

Early this morning I walked to Strawberry Fields. As I gazed at The Dakota where the Lennons lived, Yoko still in residence, I remembered what’s so vivid about my own loss.

Not the sadness that came with the news, but the simple wonder of all that was Bill.

I can still see him so clearly, well and vital. It reminds me of how the New York Times always runs a photograph of the person who’s passed in their glory, rather than decline.

So does my memory it seems.

I believe his spirit soars, occasionally visiting since I feel his presence often. It’s usually when I’m in despair needing strength that suddenly appears.

He was strong right till the end, I’m told, dying a good death, as they say in the Catholic Church. I never much liked that phrase, but understand it at least a little better now.

I guess it means, one’s comfortable as their soul takes flight, straight on till morning, to borrow from Peter Pan, a book Bill liked. He told me once how he always wanted to be like one of the Lost Boys who never grew up, never growing old.

I had forgotten that, when during a morning meditation, it knocked on the window.

Despite missing him, I’m happy he got his wish since now, he will stay that boy forever.



Bill Hicks.       December 16, 1961- February 26, 1994           Unknown-1




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 Thanks.
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20 Responses to Love From the Ethers

  1. robprice59 says:

    His spoken truths still resonate. R.I.P.

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  2. Vasca says:

    Once in a lifetime…a love falls gently into your life and lives in your heart always.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. skinnyuz2b says:

    Susannah, I’m sorry for such a loss, but happy that he is still able to bring you comfort.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. aFrankAngle says:

    My good memories continue to bring you comfort …. and from the writing here, he still does.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Sorryless says:


    Love and peace to you. And thank you for sharing, that too.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. He is still vivid for you, even after all this time. It’s marvelous that you can feel his presence. Love can last forever.

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  7. Beautiful tribute, Susannah. 🙂


  8. I know from past posts how important he was/is for you. We never need to forget or let completely go of someone, like my Sis. We just need to move on so they know we have done that. I think that will make them happy to see us happy again.


  9. Dale says:

    Dear Susannah,
    He will always be there as you keep a piece of him in your heart. Your memories of will keep bringing a smile to you, I’ve no doubt.
    He had to be special for you to keep him close. How funny, Mick’s birthday was December 18…
    Lotsa love your way,


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