Shannon Larratt, a person who has touched millions, who has forever left his mark upon the world. I know that no matter what I say, how little or how much I write, it will never be enough. He passed on the 15th of March, 2013. In his last blog post (which can be read here) he talks of the wonderful life he had, and said some very great things. One of the quotes that has been floating around is this….
I encourage everyone to take the time and read through his entire post. If you know who he is, or even if you don’t. It’s very sad. I teared up while reading it.
Had it not been for this man, so many people that I call friends today would not be apart of my life. I probably would not have take the path I am currently on in life, I might not have ever learned to really accept myself. But because of everything he published and fought for, I don’t have those what-if’s in my life. And I am thankful for that. Just last night I was saddened by the thought that I never wrote him an email telling him this, and never got the chance to explain how much he had influenced my life (although I started many messages and never clicked the send button).
Lastly, if you don’t know who he is. Please do a little bit of research, and find out. You will quickly find out he has more than likely had someone of an impact on your life as well. You have at the very least, seen with your own eyes things that maybe would not have ever been brought to the publics attention, had it not been for his writings, publishings, and push for acceptance of self expression.
Thank you. I will continue to be proud of who I am, and not be scared to express that however I like. R.I.P.