“Love is when the other person’s happiness is more important than your own.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Love is listening to every song on the album and knowing all the lyrics. Love is waiting for 36hrs on the street to buy your magical ticket. Love is watching the show, singing along, and being beyond grateful for the privilege of that experience.
Love is not running after Lin’s car for two blocks.
Love is not forcing yourself into his life, demanding more than he is willing to give.
That is obsession.
I’m glad Lin’s leaving the show cause this shit is scaring me.
I know it’s easier for me to say that because I’ve seen it, but I’d feel the same either way. I want Lin around for years, decades to come, creating more art for us to marvel. I don’t want a fan to take a turn and this situation ending in tragedy.
Ham4Ham, the Hamiltome, the upcoming documentary, and his Twitter/Facebook; Lin gives us pieces of his life just about every day. Be thankful he is so engaged with his fans. Appreciate all the different ways he opens up and shares parts of himself with us.
Don’t chase after his car. Don’t harass him for an autograph when all he wants is to get back to his family.
Lin is a person, not a god you placed on a pedestal. He is an artist, not all knowing, but complicated and flawed like the rest of us. He is a geek and a nerd and we love him for that, but loving him is letting him go.
Let Lin live his life free of the fear of one day interacting with the wrong fan. Let Lin be a man instead of some mythic figure you’ve created in your mind.
For the love of all that is good in this world, be polite, be kind, and love him by leaving him alone.
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