Pop culture lost two significant icons this past week. Michael Jackson (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_jackson) and Farrah Fawcett (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farrah_Fawcett) have each left a legacy behind them that anyone above the age of 20 understands (to some degree).
- We are all people who live in and through culture. Culture permeates our existence like air in our lungs. We have no choice - it simply is.
- We all have markers - totem poles - memories that effectively embody or capture what that particular time was about.
- Those markers take on an almost mythological value because of all they represent.
- When our icons, markers, totems, etc... leave us (death, decay, change, etc..) we grieve the loss of what was....the familiar......security.