Best of the Blog: An MC to a Degree You Can’t Get In College

Adam Yauch died last year. This is what I wrote about him on May 10, 2012. 

It’s been a few days since Heaven got a little more Adam Yauch.
I’m surprised how much his death is still on my mind. I keep imagining what his parents are feeling, what Mike and Adam are feeling, and what his wife and daughter feel. The loss of someone we love, especially when it’s so new, is too hard for the heart to accept. You wake up thinking for a minute that person is still here somewhere before realizing he’s gone. Forever.
I came across this picture on Twitter:

I can’t stop looking at it.

I look at him and I see all of us. In his eyes, I see that feeling that we have when we’re young: I am immortal, untouchable, never ending. We think our ideas are the freshest and that the world better be ready for us.

But not many of us leave behind the legacy that Adam Yauch did. Between the work with the Beasties, the Milarepa Foundation, and his film company*, his ideas really were the freshest.

I feel lucky to have grown up with him and I’m just sad to see him gone so soon.

(*Weird. Just saw that his company produced the excellent Maurice Sendak documentary “Tell Them Anything You Want.” RIP Maurice.)

2 thoughts on “Best of the Blog: An MC to a Degree You Can’t Get In College

  1. Emma says:

    I don’t think there is a year where I don’t remember those who have gone way to early, or even when it was their time, the heart cries for them, and the mind remembers them. The first year is the hardest, but sometimes, it doesnt get easier.. =(

  2. Tamira says:

    Miss him. Thanks for that shout out!

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