Saturday, November 27, 2010

So, as of today. 32 times around the sun we've gone since Harvey Milk was murdered, left the world through the slot marked Nov. 27. It was through that door, 201 years ago, that the beautiful actress, unhappy wife, passionate writer and abolitionist Fanny Kemble came into the world, this vale of tears & wonder, to live with us for a while. (if you go to that wiki link, you'll see the glorious, luscious, and romantic portrait that the great Thomas Sully painted of Ms. Fanny...Thos. was a summer baby, born in England in 1783. His deathday was earlier this month.) This past week, you may know that John F. Kennedy, Jr. would have marked his 50th birthday. His big sister turns 53 today. Those pretty little children of my shabby, dreamy little childhood.


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