Because the world needs more overwrought candour.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Odd deaths
First Steve Irwin, now Peter Brock. Australia's legends and larger than life men keep dying in ways that matched their lives, by things that defined them: wildlife and a rally car. Many commented that Irwin's death shook the nation, nearing the frenzy around Princess Di. She was also killed by something that defined her - the paparazzi. Is it irony or neat symmetry the way these three were killed? Perhaps like the way oxygen is essential for life but in part determine the trajectory of our lives by killing us slowly through oxidization.