Passing Quietly

Marcel Marceau, possibly the world’s best known mime, died on Saturday. He was 84. Marceau performed tirelessly around the world until late in life, never losing his agility, never going out of style. In one of his most poignant and philosophical acts, “Youth, Maturity, Old Age, Death,” he wordlessly showed the passing of an entire life in just minutes. “Do not the most moving moments of our lives find us without words?” he once said.


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