We Are One

Feb. 14th, 2006 11:38 pm
[personal profile] indyellen
I found out this evening that Andreas Katsulas (probably best known in my set of friends as G'Kar from Babylon 5) has died of cancer at age 59. I've heard he was a *wonderful* convention guest; I know he was a marvelous actor - in everything he did. (If you're not a Babylon 5 fan, you might have seen him in the remake of The Fugitive as the "One-armed Man" or in Executive Decision.)

His serious take on G'Kar was profound; his humor, however, was impressive given the quantity of makeup & prosthetics he had to wear in the role. But when I went looking for a quote to remember him by, I found this exchange (which I remember) from the Season 5 episode of Babylon 5, "The Paragon of Animals". It's Sheridan & G'Kar:

"The universe speaks in many languages, but only one voice. The language is not narn or human or centauri or gaim or minbari. It speaks in the language of hope."

"It speaks in the language of trust. It speaks in the language of strength and the language of compassion. It is the language of the heart and the language of the soul. But always it is the same voice. It is the voice of our ancestors speaking through us and the voice of our inheritors waiting to be born. The small, still voice that says: 'We are one. No matter the blood, no matter the skin, no matter the world, no matter the star. .. We are one. No matter the pain, no matter the darkness, no matter the loss, no matter the fear. .. We are one.' Here, gathered together in common cause, we begin to realize this singular truth and this singular rule that we must be kind to one another. Because each voice enriches us and ennobles us and each voice lost diminishes us. We are the voice of the universe, the soul of creation, the fire that will light our way to a better future. We are one."

"We are one."

What is remembered, lives.

Date: 2006-02-15 05:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sexyexpy.livejournal.com
I didn't know who he was until I clicked the link and then I was like, "Oh I know that guy." Indiana Univ. grad too.


Date: 2006-02-15 10:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] netdancer.livejournal.com
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