Wayne Dyer died yesterday--I saw it on the CNN website last night within minutes of the announcement. This morning, however, while watching the CBS Morning News, I saw a large story about some director who made horror movies who also died. It went on for quite awhile--re-telling how this guy figured out how to scare the bejeepies out of people. Such a loss, right?
I waited for at least three-quarters into that program, but nary a word about Wayne Dyer. Maybe they tagged him on at the end, I don't know.
Although the CNN site had called Wayne Dyer last night on their post a self-improvement guru--almost with disdain--at least he was listed, right? Well, today it was removed. No mention of his passing. In fact, right now I looked at the CNN site again. The horror movie director is still on there--but no Wayne.
Interesting, isn't it? If you extol fear, you get a big obituary send-off by CBS Morning News. If you extol love and acceptance and gratitude, you are relegated to a footnote. Sometimes, not even that.
Goodbye, Wayne. Those of us who learned from you and respected you will miss you. As for the fans of horror films, well, some other money-making, fear-mongering guru will take the place of the one you just lost. And quicker than you think. It is much easier to deal in fear than it is to deal in love. And a lot more lucrative.