Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Charlton Heston, +Requiscat in Pace

A bit belated, but I would be remiss in not reflecting on the death of my favorite actor.

A true Christian gentleman, that rare breed of fellows who knew how to relate to people. He held his conservative political convictions in such a way that he could engage in a calm, reasonable exchange with people who disagreed with him with great congeniality, respect and humour. His command of classical literature was astounding, with quotes from Cicero, Virgil, Juvenal and Seneca rolling out of his tongue as though they were old friends. A devout Presbyterian, faith was for him an indispensable part of who he was.

My favorite Heston films: The Agony and the Ecstasy, Ben Hur, The Ten Commandments, Omega Man, Planet of the Apes.

Good night, sweet prince, and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest!

+Requiem aeternam dona ei, Domine, et lux perpetuam luceat ei!

+Memory Eternal! Memory Eternal! May his memory be eternal!

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