The final and last episode ever of Spartacus has aired, signifying layer upon layer of closure, completion and the end of one very extraordinary chapter for so many different people.
Over the last 24 hours I have received countless messages, e – mails and example, after example of the dramatic influence, inspiration and meaning, that this show and of course Andy’s short time on it, has caused for countless individuals from literally all around the world.
No one can ever fully anticipate what or who will resonate in inspiring, empowering or moving another human being. The opportunity that Andy was given and his absolute determination to give above and beyond to honor this role, played a significant part in the love, support and companionship that he and I were (and still are ) so beautifully graced with, by all of those (you) who were so very touched by him in some way. So today I am writing to simply say thank you.
Thank you for…
…The chance to empower a beautiful man to grow from engineer to actor
…To allow my shy, gentle husband, to grow from a meow to a raaaaagh, as he faced his fears and deepest insecurities, in taking on the role of his lifetime
…For your ongoing support, love, loyalty, generosity, passion and determination to follow and champion the show and its enormous success and influence
…For your tenderness, your caring and your dogged support in holding Andy so tight while he bravely explored and then battled his illness…
…For your openness and commitment, kindness and loyalty, in protecting, nurturing and supporting me and my cubs, through out and along side …
…For the giant wall of strength that you are and the incredible force that has enabled Andy’s legacy to be brought to life, in the making of the Be Here Now documentary…(which is in its final stages of completion)
…For the generosity that has poured in like a monsoon
…For being inspired enough by one mans life and another woman’s journey to courageously live your life to the fullest
…and lastly for your companionship, you love and your acceptance of me, as I, sometimes ungracefully but with absolute commitment, endeavor to honor myself, my man, my cubs and you.
Above is a picture of the incredible giant broken butterfly who we found some time ago, waiting for us at our front door.
‘Look mummy, daddy has come to visit.’ squealed Indi with delight.
To this day that butterfly that was Andy, reminds me that however broken or however sad a situation, beauty is always, always there, if you are just willing to look for it.
Thank you again from the bottom of my big warm heart!