Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Good Lady


"Beautiful young people 
are accidents of nature, 
but beautiful old people 
are works of art."

—Eleanor Roosevelt   


16 comments:

  1. Perfect person to back up that quote.
    m.

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  2. Lady Gloria the Good and Gentle. Her loving touch is one of my cherished memories. How blessed are you to still feel it.

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    1. Thank you, Bruce. I so appreciate your saying this. Love.

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  3. sigh. (love the dress...wonderful sense of style. was she always like that?)

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    1. Susan, she always did have a wonderful sense of style. she was the one who could step off a propeller plane onto a boiling hot airport tarmac, dressed in linen, and while everyone else was rumpled and sweaty, she would always look cool, serene and pressed. haha. that's my memory.

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  4. Do you know why I think that quote is true? Many old people have had the veneer taken from them. When my mom was very sick she was so beautiful. There was nothing to hide behind. She was strong and vulnerable at the same time. Just a soul. Nothing more.

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    1. Birdie, this feels so true. Just a soul. How profound.

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  5. She looks like some fantastic sculpture -- those arms, the shape of her head, her wisdom oozing out --

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    1. Elizabeth, she is fantastic and beautiful, though so frail now I can hardly bear it. Thank you.

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  6. As I've mentioned in my blog, I tend to see people as stories. The way someone ages seems to be indicative of their story, and it fascinates me! She looks as though she has much to tell!

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