Last month the arts lost a larger than life talent. The vast majority of people will more than likely remember Geoffrey Holder from his iconic appearance in the 7-Up commercials or his larger-than-life appearances in such movies as Annie, Boomerang, and Live and Let Die. But as noted in every article posted after his passing, Mr. Holder was gifted in song, dance and the visual arts. His son, Leo Holder, shared his father’s final moments with this earthly life…and I must say, the strength of spirit even in the face of diminishing health and imminent death is more vibrant and inspiring than the way most people live. I hope to be blessed to go out like he did.