I checked the caller ID and saw the name of a friend who never calls me. We all sang "Hey Jude" in honor of her and our voices rang out in a twenty block radius. Accepting, respecting, and learning from her choice is the best way forward from this point. I cannot pretend it is something I understand and even as I write this article I am battling with so many questions around life and death, choice and victimization. Thanks for the lesson my sweet friend, wherever you are.
Superficial arguments mean nothing when you are faced with tragedy. And as I looked around the room at her wake, looking at her life and the people who loved her most, I saw such beauty and felt intense gratitude.
how about that for a process, ladies and gentlemen? I see that really I am just trying to cover up the fact that I will miss her. Immediately I look for some sort of a guide or lesson plan, "How to Grieve Most Appropriately," or "What Getting Over a Friend's Death is Meant to Look Like." But, there is no book -- no standard process. As with all things in life, there is no consistent or reliable way to overcome grief.
“Towards the end of that, I ended up getting Smallville and that was it,” Welling told Buzz Feed News one recent Saturday afternoon at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills. “From an emotional standpoint, I was basically cut off from everyone.” In order to emotionally endure and professionally thrive, he said, “I just put my head in a hole and I basically blocked everybody and everything out.”It was a coping mechanism that served him well during his years spent playing high school sports.
“Then I was in Vancouver for 10 years.” The reality of carrying a show on his (admittedly inexperienced) shoulders was much more than Welling ever could have anticipated. But what worked on the field, in retrospect, was exactly the wrong way to go about protecting himself on Smallville, Welling realized in retrospect.
"I thought that was really neat and something you don't necessarily see," Mack notes of Amanda's pursuit of Ryan.
While Amanda may share many qualities with Chloe (no one delivers charming wit quite like Mack), the actress separated herself from her past role with a dramatic makeover.