Letters and Diary Fiction posted June 11, 2015


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A Letter to a Comedy Icon

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by Ellen Evans


Dear Mr. Cosby:

I'm quite sure that this letter will never reach you, but I feel compelled to write it anyway. If it lands in a garbage can somewhere in LA, at least I can say I got that close!

The Cosby Show has always been one of my favorites. It dealt with some very serious issues, providing the comedic angle to attract those who needed to hear your message. It is my opinion that you allowed those in need, the courage and strength to deal effectively with life's up's and downs; even those that are life-threatening. I actually took in my cousin, struggling with alcohol addiction after watching one of your episodes. You and "The Cosby Show" have changed far more lives than you will ever know. Please remember this in your darkest moments.
I have always been told wherever employed, that what I did with my own free time was my own business (thank God!). However, because you are a 'public figure' that does not seem to apply to you. In my opinion that is wrong.

Perhaps there is an issue. Personally, I have no opinion. All I know is that you have a difficult uphill battle where your true character will determine your fate. You have dealt with the most horrific of personal tragedies and come through with strength and integrity. I sincerely believe that you will come out of this in the same manner.

What you have done for the American people, is something that no one else has accomplished, or is ever likely to. You have reached into the homes hundreds of millions, and provided both entertainment and wisdom. You have also been a highly admired spokesman on how to lead a positive and productive life within the society we live in today. Kudos to you on your frank and honest messages!

As soon as the movie "The Bucket List" came out, I knew that you would be at the top of my list. I am in perfect health so this is irrelevant. However, you are and will always remain, a hero to me.

I just wanted to reach out to you and offer my support on a personal level. It will not help your situation in any tangible way, but perhaps to know that you are a true legend to millions across the nation, you might find a bit of the inner peace you so aptly deserve.

Best Regards,
Angela Lovehart


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