I watched Glee last night. I haven't really watched the show since before the last season but last night was a tribute to Cory/Finn. And god it was heart wrenching. I didn't cry over the loss of Cory. I think I cried more over the loss of Finn. I was a Gleek when the show was first out. I loved the shit out of it until most of the original cast had "graduated". I cried for the people who lost their friend, and for Lea Michelle, who lost her best friend and the love of her life.
Normally Glee doesn't do classy. And this time they did. That episode was perfect. It was a beautiful tribute to a life that was taken too early. A life that could have been saved.
As I was scrolling through the #RememberingCory trend on twitter, I noticed that a lot of people looked up to him as an idol. I've never lost an idol and I can't imagine how it feels. But I have lost a good friend. And so I wept for the cast of Glee. I cried for their pain and the fact they have to go on without their friend. They have to live each and every day in a way that would make him happy. I cried because the emotions that they portrayed weren't acting. Those emotions were theirs and for them to put them out there like that had to be hard. I read somewhere that they didn't have to do more than one take for almost all of the scenes because they were that real with emotion. I don't know if it's true, but if it is, well kudos to you Glee cast.
So today, laugh a little louder, smile more, and don't forget to tell people that you love them. You'll never know when somebody will be taken from you. Freak accidents happen all the time. And make sure that your dash is worth it in the end. It doesn't have to be long, but make sure it's full.