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A Sisterís Eulogy for Steve Jobs
New York Times ^ | 10/30/11 | Mona Simpson

Posted on 10/30/2011 8:09:41 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom

I grew up as an only child, with a single mother. Because we were poor and because I knew my father had emigrated from Syria, I imagined he looked like Omar Sharif. I hoped he would be rich and kind and would come into our lives (and our not yet furnished apartment) and help us. Later, after I’d met my father, I tried to believe he’d changed his number and left no forwarding address because he was an idealistic revolutionary, plotting a new world for the Arab people. Related

Even as a feminist, my whole life I’d been waiting for a man to love, who could love me. For decades, I’d thought that man would be my father. When I was 25, I met that man and he was my brother.

By then, I lived in New York, where I was trying to write my first novel. I had a job at a small magazine in an office the size of a closet, with three other aspiring writers. When one day a lawyer called me — me, the middle-class girl from California who hassled the boss to buy us health insurance — and said his client was rich and famous and was my long-lost brother, the young editors went wild. This was 1985 and we worked at a cutting-edge literary magazine, but I’d fallen into the plot of a Dickens novel and really, we all loved those best. The lawyer refused to tell me my brother’s name and my colleagues started a betting pool. The leading candidate: John Travolta. I secretly hoped for a literary descendant of Henry James — someone more talented than I, someone brilliant without even trying.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: euology; faithandphilosophy; monasimpson; sister; stevejobs
OH WOW. OH WOW. OH WOW.

Hard to read this eulogy without your tears welling up.

1 posted on 10/30/2011 8:09:50 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Paging Rod Serling, Rod Serling, please pick up the white courtesy phone...


2 posted on 10/30/2011 8:15:30 PM PDT by CarryaBigStick (My office is an Air Tractor)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
Even ill, his taste, his discrimination and his judgment held. He went through 67 nurses before finding kindred spirits and then he completely trusted the three who stayed with him to the end. Tracy. Arturo. Elham

He went through 67 nurses?

3 posted on 10/30/2011 8:21:06 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

very Sad.
He was a brilliant man.
I only say that as a dope who loves his technological superiority.
Rest in Peace.


4 posted on 10/30/2011 8:23:38 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

bookmark


5 posted on 10/30/2011 8:30:35 PM PDT by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

What a beautiful glimpse into the life of a very private person.


6 posted on 10/30/2011 9:36:55 PM PDT by ninergold3 (Let Go and Let God - He IS In Control)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Yes, it is. Thank you for posting this.


7 posted on 10/31/2011 6:47:31 AM PDT by definitelynotaliberal (Nov. 6, 2012 - Rebut, refute, reFudiate!)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
WOW! Indeed.
8 posted on 11/01/2011 6:52:19 PM PDT by ADemocratNoMore (Jeepers, Freepers, where'd 'ya get those sleepers?. Pj people, exposing old media's lies.)
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