Tribute to Mrs. Joan Thompson: The Passing of a Superstar

First Published: 2015-11-08

I felt a feeling of great loss upon hearing of the passing of Joan Thompson.

I struggled to think of some words that would describe my thoughts about that lady.

I considered the following:

a person who advocates liberty, especially with regard to thought or conduct.
a person who maintains the doctrine of individual free will.

a person who has attained eminence in his or her field or is an inspiration to others.

…………… a defender, especially of individual rights, against presumed interference by the government.

a person who, in the opinion of others, has heroic qualities or has performed a heroic act and is regarded as a model or ideal

All seemed appropriate in some respect but inadequate.

Then I thought of "Superstar"
There are superstars in the fields of sports, science, music, art, entertainment, etc.

For me, Joan Thompson was and remains a SUPERSTAR in the field of LIBERTY.

She is gone but her work in that field will remain for the benefit of the Bahamas and the world.

Norwel Gordon

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