He’s not coming back.

August 18, 1952 – September 14, 2009

August 18, 1952 – September 14, 2009

Where were you when you found out that Patrick Swayze died? Most of us were probably sitting at our computers reading Facebook statuses and Gawker blogs. I was.

The idea of Patrick Swayze was always a huge part of my life. My mother loved him, as I’m sure most moms did/do. When he ascended into heaven in Ghost, we really wanted him to stay. We shared Demi Moore’s tears and breathed a sigh when the credits began rolling. Luckily, we knew that he was going to come back in tip-top shape. Sure enough, he did. He returned as Bodhi in Point Break opposite a budding Keanu Reaves. In the final scene, Johnny Utah (reeves) catches Bodhi, but let’s him go in order to catch the ultimate ride, a wave like no other. An Australian policeman runs up to Utah in typhoon like conditions, aghast after witnessing an international fugitive let loose into the sea for one last surf before he does hard time. “We’ll get him when he comes back in!” he exclaims. Johnny Utah responds, staring out into the wall of ocean, “he’s not coming back.”

Patrick Swayze is not coming back, but he will always be remembered. He was a fine actor. Excellent dancer. He had amazing abs.

Rest in peace, Mr. Swayze.


2 Responses to “He’s not coming back.”

  1. Drizzle Says:

    My heart is broken.

  2. rozzen Says:

    I will always remember and have a smile he is strength ,he was the wonder of pure raw masculine energy with the serene grace of a ballarina all thrown into one ,I am a lover of dance and will always have a special place in my heart for this man who showed me the beauty and art of dance .He was one with dance and the passion is what always shone through.My love and light I wish to all the people and family and friends who feel his loss.May your heart lighten with every dance step.

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