January 23, 2008

The Only DT Post On The Death Of Heath Ledger

His response to an interviewer's question about how having a kid changed his life:

“You’re forced into, kind of, respecting yourself more,” he said. “You learn more about yourself through your child, I guess. I think you also look at death differently. It’s like a Catch-22: I feel good about dying now because I feel like I’m alive in her, you know, but at the same hand, you don’t want to die because you want to be around for the rest of her life.”
[via nyt]

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Eerily prophetic? Or something that a parent really does think about. I personally have had friends tell me after having kids that it makes you view life and death differently.
Sadly, he won't be around to watch his daughter grow up. A little girl, the spitting image of a man she will never really get to see again... so sad.

This really hit me. I was interviewed by DaddyTypes about my one-man show, A Million Little Diapers, talking about my becoming a dad and dealing with my alcoholism, back in December. Ledger's dying reminds me that this sh*t truly is one day at a time. I'm really glad that I'm still sober, and that my son has never seen me drunk.

it will be nice for her to have that and other lovely quotes he said about her and the many sweet pictures. would be nicer to have him in her life. but she will never wonder whether he loved her.

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