Saturday, September 27, 2008

The Passing of Paul Newman

A fellow Westporter, the legendary Paul Newman, died yesterday. He was a surprisingly humble man who leaves behind a legacy of giving to others--of continually stretching himself as an actor, entrepreneur and citizen of the world. He winked at me once at the Driftwood, a local diner. Along with almost everyone else in the place, he and I were watching a toddler taking what appeared to be her first steps. I looked up and our eyes met, his as blue as ever. That's when he winked, as if to say, "Ain't life grand?"


  1. Anonymous3:17 PM

    Lovely tribute.


  2. I am not much of a fan. I didn't even get crushes on movie stars when I was a kid. No posters on my bedroom walls. No kissing pictures of cute young rock n' rollers. However, I always related to Paul Newman. Not because he was a star or because of his beautiful eyes but because he seemed to be a person of character. Thank ou for the tribute.

    Carolyn Howard-Johnson

  3. Anonymous10:50 PM

    Awwwwww. Paul.