The Bourdain suicide really has felt like a wallop. It’s OK to be sad, but then buck-up, Private! There’s much work still to be done!
What’s weird to us is normal to someone else, and isn’t that really what makes this adventure worth taking? If there is a single thing that we can take from Bourdain it is that moderation is for monks, and if you want to taste the spice of life, open wide and take a big bite. Savor it. Take another bite. And another.
Life is so delicious. Set a big table, invite your friends and family to join you. Talk to one another, share stories, have seconds. Make your life a glorious dinner party with the people you love.
So, be brave and good and kind, Scissorheads. The world needs more Bourdains not fewer. Take him as inspiration and as a light: explore your world with an appetite and an infectious curiosity; celebrate our differences as much as we celebrate our common humanity.
It goes so fast, eat it up and lick your plates. That is what Bourdain would want.