Anthony Bourdain. It’s been a month since he took his own life. Another great cultural influencer gone by the way side.
His story was inspiring. His writing was entertaining, his reporting was full of color and depth and scope.
His experiences were as admirable as they were diverse. Hell, he had lunch with Obama at a lunch cafe in Vietnam [good story on that here].
He was a chef turned writer turned foodie global travelogue guy. Great insights, good humor.
His death is sad, but also instructive. Even, and maybe especially, at the top of your game, you’re vulnerable. We are all vulnerable.
The demons are out there, and we must remain vigilant to our own care, our own well-being. Attend to it daily. Take care of yourself. First. Always. Or you won’t have anything to give.
Bourdain. Rest In Peace.