Sunday, September 07, 2014

Joan Rivers 6~8~1933 - 9~4~2014

Pioneer. Author. Businesswoman. Philanthropist. Wife. Mother. Widow. Grandmother. Fashionista. Comedian. Icon. Joan Alexandra Molinsky better known as Joan Rivers.

i never met Ms Rivers but i am a fan. That was inevitable. Besides being one of my favorite comedians, i always felt a connection to her. my [late] mother & she had the same first name. One of my siblings was born the same day as Ms Rivers---June 8th which also means she and my sib's astrological sign is gemini and mine is too.

If someone were to ask what will i miss most about Joan Rivers i cannot limit my answer to only one thing. i loved her catch-phrases: "can we talk" "oh grow up!" "pick a finger" and my favorite "who are you wearing?" she was a force of nature, with a quick wit and a sharp one when need be. she wasn't perfect, but being true to her brutally frank nature she was as quick to point out her own flaws as she was to catalog others. she was funny. she was brave. she was smart.

When i'd heard the news of Ms Rivers having gone into respiratory and cardiac arrest while undergoing a "routine procedure", an endoscopy, at an outpatient facility, later being rushed to a hospital and placed in a medically induced coma---i, despite praying i was wrong---knew to prepare myself for the worst.

As of this posting Yorkville Endoscopy clinic is being investigated by the NYC Department of Health. The NYC Medical Examiner’s Office is also investigating the cause of Ms Rivers’ death.

In the meantime NYC and indeed the world are celebrating the life and mourning the loss of Joan Rivers. May the gods speed her. A private memorial will be held 11:00am Sunday 9~7~2014 at New York City’s Temple Emanu-El.

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