Monday, September 14, 2009

He's Like the Wind

Like many, I am saddened by the passing of Patrick Swayze. It would be impossible for me to count how many times I've seen Dirty Dancing--it is one of my favorite movies. I loved it from the first time I watched it as a pre-teen and the feeling only grew as I grew up and met my (would be) husband. He looks a lot like Patrick Swayze in Dirty Dancing.

Aside from him starring in one of my favorite movies I've always respected him as a person. I love that he had a long lasting relationship with his wife, so rare this days in Hollywood. And even when battling cancer he inspired by saying "One thing I'm not gonna do is chase staying alive. You spend so much time chasing staying alive, you won't live." I got the feeling from his interviews and news that he soaked up every last bit of his life.

I'll miss you Patrick Swayze. You'll always be the best dirty dancer.


  1. Heartbreaking! What a lovely tribute you wrote! He will live on in the art he made on screen.

  2. Very nice post! I loved Dirty Dancing too, it was my first "big girl" movie. I don't think I it will feel the same watching it about you? Hope your having a great day! = )

  3. Well said.

    He seemed like a lovely person inside and out.

  4. Yup, I love how he and his wife made it - a healthy relationship in Hollywood, what a rareity.

    And I love DD too! Brian hasn't seen it yet, so I see a DD night in his future!

  5. Thanks Sparrow's Nest and Mrs. Limestone. It is odd but I feel really sad about his passing.

    SSM: I haven't watched DD since his passing now but I'm sure it will be different.

    Dionne: Hollywood is not known for healthy relationships for sure. And sadly these days even outside of Hollywood they are few and far between. You MUST make Brian watch it!

    Gratefully yours,

    { Lindsey }

  6. thanks for posting something about patrick, i was saddened to hear he lost his battle with cancer and i didnt hear about it anywhere in the news. so sad.

    xo. danni


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