Wednesday, March 23, 2011

A Place in the Sun





"I call upon you to draw from the depths of your being
to prove that we are a human race
to prove that our love outweighs our need to hate...
that our compassion is more compelling than our need to blame."

~Elizabeth Taylor
from her speech at the 1993 Oscars accepting the Humanitarian Award







In an interview a few years ago she told a story about having an out of body experience when she was on an operating table. It was way back when she was married to Eddie Fisher. She said that Mike Todd came to her and told her that it wasn't her time ... that she had more to do.

She was the first famous person to come out strongly as an advocate for people fighting HIV/AIDS and was the founding chairman of amFar and later founded the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation in 1991. She was funny, gorgeous and an amazing friend to those around her and I think that says so much.

I like to think she's having a grand reunion somewhere, with her great wit and big heart, laughing with Monty, Rock, Roddy, Michael, Mike and Richard ... and having a grand old time!



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13 comments:

Shayna Prentice said...

A moving, beautiful and well deserved tribute. Hope you are well~

Candy said...

A perfect post. I'm so sad that she's gone.

Naturedigital said...

We all shall miss her Lucinda.
Costas

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

What a stunning speech and a woman of such grace and beauty! I was shocked yesterday to hear the news, but happy to know that she lived her life for others...thank you dearest for coming over for a visit! How are you? Have a lovely weekend coming up; we here in the upper midwest are still having snow!!! Anita

Laura said...

Wonderful post, wonder film, wonderful speech!

jane said...

yes, she´ll be missed.
hope all is well with you. :)
xxx

mermaid gallery said...

we will miss everything about Elizabeth ....she was so very beautiful....

Loree said...

So passes another icon. She will be missed.

joanne May said...

Your post is a lovely tribute to Liz and the flowers are very beautiful.
The lady with the violet eyes will be truly missed!
She was a great woman in so many ways. I grew up watching her movies and I feel sad that it's an end of an era, of class and romance.
Have a really good weekend!
Jo. xx

A Brush with Color said...

Oh, what a beautiful tribute, Lucinda. She lived a remarkable life, and what an actress she was, too! I agree--her humanitarian efforts for AIDS is a wonderful legacy to have left the world...RIP, Elizabeth.

Tammie said...

Liz and flowers and a caring heart, lovely tribute!

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