I'm usually not into celebrities, their events, or gossip, but there is one big exception with me: Liz Taylor. :heart:
I got the news today at work via text that Elizabeth had died. Tears welled up in my eyes but I had to keep the show running. I loved her movies for most all my life. She had unimaginable fame and stardom. I could identify with her mortal side. At times she smoked, drank, ate, f***ed, loved, fought, married, and divorced her way through life, but never behaved *that* badly along the way. Eventually she grew up and left the destructive things behind. Even when elderly, I thought she was tremendously beautiful, both inside and out.
She defended her friends, warts and all. In a similar fashion, in the 1980's, she became a big friend of gay people everywhere when she took up AIDS as a cause and became a mega fundraiser. This was a time when even the President wouldn't utter the word for years.
Lastly, there's something rich about a powerful beautiful woman who can cut her way through a male-dominated world. This could also include Bette Davis, Ava Gardner, and Joan Crawford, though I think Joan was kind of a freak sometimes.
Ya done good, Liz. :heart: