Remembering Andrew Breitbart, One Year Later
“The flame that burns twice as bright burns half as long.” – Lao Tzu
The funny thing is, Andrew would give me an endless hard time for quoting Lao Tzu–pretentious, he’d say.
But Andrew did live larger than life–which made his sudden passing so truly hard to believe and accept. He was a flame that burned twice as bright. It was in his DNA. I know. I knew him since he was less than one year old.
But if Andrew’s flame burned half as long, his legacy will never burn out. To the contrary, it will only burn brighter and brighter. It is one of love and laughter, of an amazing family consisting of his widow Susie and their four extraordinary young children, and of a friend, a patriot and a happy warrior.
It burns in my heart and the heart of all those who loved him and whom he so deeply affected.
It also burns as his mission continues and expands at Breitbart News Network.
In his book, Righteous Indignation: Excuse Me While I Save The World (which was largely written at my kitchen table while I hovered over Andrew forcing him to focus) he wrote some words I find particularly pertinent about that mission.