•Life Equinox

It’s still hard to come to grips that it has been a year since once of the greatest entertainers of all time passed away.  I was one of the biggest fans, if not THE biggest, ask anyone.  I mean, just writing about it is making me emotional, I can’t begin to comprehend what the family is going through, especially on the first anniversary.

Speaking of that, it’s so weird that we celebrate the anniversary of someone dying.  I only say that, because we celebrate the anniversary of someone’s birth as well.  So, once you die, which takes precedence?  Do you honour the day that they came into the world?  Or left the world?

Maybe we should just calculate the mean day of their existence, and honour that.  Then everyone would know that on that particular day, that person was as far from beginning and ending as possible.  Kinda like a Life Solstice.

Or Life Equinox.

Anyway, today, honour one of the great ones.  It’s been one year.  ……*sigh* it just makes you think…

RIP Farrah Fawcett (1947-2009)



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4 responses to “•Life Equinox

  1. soooo.. i’m assuming this is a joke on the fact that everybody thinks you’re talking about mj but then you turn it back to farrah. am i right? also, well done on the life equinox musing, i like that idea. that would be a wierd calculation though as wouldn’t it be a year and not a day? for instance if the deceased were born on january 1 and died on december 31, the most obvious day would be the day in june or july that falls directly in between. but what if the birth day falls after the death day? or there isn’t that much time between the two, say birth day july 1st death day july 14. is july 7th really the solstice, when most of the year resides outside of those 14 days.

    basically bowser, i’m in love with your idea, but how do i calculate the mean day of one’s existence. I MUST KNOW

    • •Calculating a Life Equinox:

      Like an Autumnal Equinox, the midway point between the longest and shortest days of the year, a Life Equinox is the midway point between a person’s birth and death.

      Tabulate how many days the deceased was alive.
      Using timeanddate.com/date/duration,
      Farrah Fawcett lived 62 years, 4 months, 23 days; a total of 22,789 days (February 2, 1947 – June 25, 2009)

      Her mean date would therefore be half of 22,789; 11,395. (the calculator does not include the day of death, but we’ll round up in this instance)

      Then, using timeanddate.com/date/dateadd, add 11,395 days from her birthday, 2/2/47. It comes to April 15, 1978.

      Farrah Fawcett’s Life Equinox happened on Saturday, April 15, 1978. On this day, she was at the peak of her existence, and should therefore be recognized.

  2. yeah i like that method. the only thing is, what if it’s a person like Corey Haim, who peaked early, and then proceeded to have the last 2/3 to 3/4 of his life be absolute crap. in such a case Haim would roll over in his grave knowing that we were remembering his no job getting crack loving years. But yeah, i smell what you’re stepping in.

    • The Life Equinox calculation figures out a person’s biological peak of existence, not social, romantic, economic, or other peaks.
      We are celebrating the day that is equidistant from their birthday and deathday.

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