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Eulogy to Jim Morrison

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Jordan Zarich
          Hr. 5     9.21.10
                                                                        Eulogy to Jim Morrison

“Death makes angels of us all and gives us wings where we had shoulders smooth as ravens claws.” James Douglas “Jim” Morrison, we are gathered here today in your honor. You’ve taught us how to expand our minds, free our fears, and for that we are forever thankful.
Jim was born December eighth, 1943 to Admiral George Stephen Morrison and Mrs. Clara Clark Morrison in Albuquerque, NM. He had his sister, Anne Robin and Brother Andrew Lee Morrison. He spent most of his young years in various places, having a military family. The most awarding however was his studies with Professor Jack Hirschman at UCLA. Jim said this was where he was inspired to start writing, explore dark poetry and film making. This in turn led to his very successful career in music.
As we all know, musical careers lead to many challenging times and through things we could only try to being to understand. Jim loved every bit of it. He was a true artist in everything he attempted. The Doors inherited their name from Aldus Huxley’s “The Doors of Perception,” Which I’ve had the pleasure of reading myself. The experimentalist is much like Jim, explaining the unknown through a series of unlocking a part of the mind called the Doors of Perception. Jim once said, “You must expose yourself to your deepest fear. After that Fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes; and you are free.” Throughout his years he was an extremely successful being and put everything he had into his music.
Jim passed July 3rd, 1971 in Paris. I never would have guessed he would join the other greats such as Janice Joplin, Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, and of course Kurt Cobain in the forever twenty-seven club. Sadly he died in his hotel from an overdose, in reality, on nobody knows what. The best part about Jim was also the worst. His love for...


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