After the Esquire piece, there has been a resurgence of interest in Roger Ebert. He stopped being a weekly visitor in our homes several years ago when he started the first of many cancer surgeries which had eventually cost him his lower jaw. For those of us not in Chicago, not thinking to check out his blog and movie reviews at the Chicago Sun-Times, we have truly missed out on his brilliant thoughts and beautiful words.
I’ve been working through his writings, savoring each one, and this line definitely made me stop in my tracks. I hope it will whet your own appetite for all the delicious and memorable pieces that Ebert has written, and will continue to write.