Your Name: Kathy
Subject: SO HARD TO SAY GOODBYE
Message: Hi, my name is Kathy and I live on the Isle of Wight. I guess I have put this letter off for as long as I can, to write it is to admit to myself that there will be no more Dr. House to look forward to, which is very hard to come to terms with. I have grown up knowing Hugh Laurie even secretly having a crush on him as a teenager, I remember coming home late at night watching his Friday and Saturday night live shows and wishing now I took more notice of him, blame the ignorance of youth. I have been watching House from the Pilot, I was living in South Africa at the time and my daughter was a year old, I was up alone at night, sleep deprivation had messed with my sleeping pattern, I was so tired I was staring at the television not really watching until I see a girl lying in bed with a Doctor saying his famous line about living with dignity etc, the words caught my attention first, coming from an American show I was not used to such honesty and hard hitting drama. I looked at the Doctor, he seemed somehow familiar, then my brain registered my school girl crush, Hugh Laurie. He looked different, sounded different but there was no mistaking him, he was better looking then I remembered, he was even more talented then I remembered. I am ashamed to say I was and still am completely obessively hooked on him, not as bad as in the early years living in South Africa, I guess being so far away from all the news made me more obsessive, I downloaded every photo, every article anything I could get my hands on. My marriage eventually broke down, he thinks because of my obession, I put it down to my isolation living in South Africa. Thankfully I am back in the Uk, close enough to see Hugh Laurie in concert in July and take my daughter now 8 to share my love for him. I must say I will always be thankful to David Shore for creating such an amazing charachter in Dr. House, then casting Hugh Laurie, then the rest of the cast members. The show still makes me stop, sit up and take notice of it, right to the last season, I have never cried, laughed out loud or had to catch my breath to any other programme. I never really got involved in any shipping wars, I just watched for the great writing and acting from all the cast members, without such an amazing cast I doubt the show would have been such a sucess. My last wish is that I hope that David Shore does not kill our Gregory House, so he can stay alive in our imagination forever, knowing how his wonderful and scary mind works I'm not sure that will happen.
I know I will follow Hugh Laurie's career for the rest of my life, respecting his privacy, his family and his wonderful talent of course. I wait with baited breath to hear about his next projects and hope that he carries on finding joy in his life because I know it will bring Joy to a millions of his fans in return.
With much love Kathy O xxx