Recently, a friend, hearing of the death of a celebrity known for harsh sweeping statements as well as beautiful writing and encouragement, wasn’t sure how to feel about it – and pondered to me: “not sure whether to raise a glass or set it firmly down.”
I’ve thought about this. My view is, when in doubt, to raise a glass to someone’s memory. The vast majority of people try to live their life the best they can, through and around their own pratfalls and obstacle courses. We all make mistakes. And I hope that someone will one day give me the benefit of the doubt.