Friday, July 25, 2008

The Last Farewell

This morning I was very saddened to hear of the death of Randy Pausch, the Carnegie-Mellon University professor beloved the world over for The Last Lecture, his advice on living life to the fullest.

If you have never seen it, please take the time to watch.

Rest in peace, Randy.

From The Last Lecture homepage:

On September 18, 2007, computer science professor Randy Pausch stepped in front of an audience of 400 people at Carnegie Mellon University to deliver a last lecture called “Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams.” With slides of his CT scans beaming out to the audience, Randy told his audience about the cancer that is devouring his pancreas and that will claim his life in a matter of months. On the stage that day, Randy was youthful, energetic, handsome, often cheerfully, darkly funny. He seemed invincible. But this was a brief moment, as he himself acknowledged.
Randy’s lecture has become a phenomenon, celebrating the dreams we all strive to make realities.

1 comment:

Clevelandgirlie said...

I have already seen this twice and heard him speak several other times. I have NOT had the tv on all weekend and am so sad to hear that the cancer final took him. Thank you for sharing this once again. Many lessons to be learned here.