Bourdain’s suicide foreshadow

middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel «« People regularly express shock at news that’s not shocking. It seems the word, “shock” has morphed into exclusively a physical-emotional reaction and the part of the word that once indicated a reaction to a wildly-unexpected event has faded from the word. There was good reason to see Anthony Bourdain’s suicide was foreshadowed. At least for me the moment I learned did not include a moment of disbelief. In contrast to David Bowie who used Ziggy Stardust and other characters to perform behind Anthony Bourdain was authentically Anthony Bourdain. Anthony had no shield to protect himself. Anthony was critical of a fellow celebrity chef and was persuaded to include this adversary on his show. The show was tied to the post-Katrina NOLA, and Anthony sat with the chef who Anthony once dissed. Anthony got that opportunity to make amends only because Anthony had become a celebrity, and otherwise Anthony had no reason to feel worthy of another chance with the arrogant chef. The moment was hard to watch, because Anthony’s authenticity MO was in full reverse. There is no chance the two men had a warm friendship after that moment. That moment only accomplished something for each man’s public life. I sense Anthony hated it. In this aforementioned text I write like the many people who feel they knew Anthony. I admired his writing, reading, vocabulary, and ability to express himself with nuance and color . . ciao Anthony Bourdain »» about me 302-990-2346 contact us


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