“I never planned to acquire a lot of jewels or a lot of husbands. For me, life happened, just as it does for anyone else.”
Happy 82nd birthday, Elizabeth.
Thank you for your work, in both film and humanitarianism. Thank you for shedding light onto the horrors of AIDS and the stigma that surrounded it during your time. Thank you for your love for all, be they human or animal. Thank you for your strength in battling your addictions. Thank you for simply being you.
May you rest in peace, dear Elizabeth. Happy birthday.
“It came to pass, that in those days there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that the whole world should be enrolled. This enrolling was first made by Cyrinus, the governor of Syria. And all went to be enrolled, every one into his own city. Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem: because he was of the house and family of David, to be enrolled with Mary his espoused wife, who was with child. And it came to pass, that when they were there, her days were accomplished, that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him up in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.” — Luke 2:1-7, Douay-Rheims Bible
[painting: Adoration of the Shepherds, painted by Guido Reni, c. 1630-1642.]
If TV has taught me anything, it’s that miracles always happens to poor kids at Christmas. It happened to Tiny Tim, it happened to Charlie Brown, it happened to The Smurfs, and it’s gonna happen to us!
President John F. Kennedy and his wife, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, pose in front of the White House Christmas tree, 12 December 1962.
I might have known anyone who’d have a white tree would be a goose-eating package peeker.
Well, that figures. What else would you expect from an evergreen-loving chestnut stuffer?