When I think of Charlton Heston I think of Will Penny and Steve Leech, Brad Braden and Barney Benson, Judah Ben-Hur and El Cid, Buffalo Bill Cody and Andrew Jackson, Michelangelo and Moses, Taylor and Det. Thorn, Cardinal Richelieu and Brigham Young, Inspector Vargas and Sir Thomas More.
I think of the lonely child and the shy young man who found a life to live and a wife to love in the theatre. I think of the thoughtful, observant writer who treasured and shared his memories.
I think of his well-loved Shakespeare and the admonishment:
"This above all: to thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man."