."I have a long journey to take & must bid the company farewell." Sir Walter Raleigh, 66, just before he was executed in the courtyard of the Old Palace at Westminster, 29th of October, 1618. "Tis a sharp remedy," he said to the masked man, touching lightly the blade of his axe,"but a sure one for all ills."
Once he'd been a favorite of Queen Elizabeth. I am SO picturing Bette Davis & Helen Mirren... and signing off to get down to today's writing. Maybe watch Funny Girl again, later on... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKivfzjQxOQ
A cranky, quirky, funny dame, a cronette, divided in demeanor between fizzy optimism and dispirited melancholy (I treat the latter with new projects, the latest being an early-18th century gentleman's coat that I sewed for myself out of a length of blue denim, decorated w/ brass buttons.) An entertaining speaker I am, to many a gym or library full of students, a fine writer about dead people and things historical, a middling harmonica player and illustrator of many a book, 40 or so & counting.