More like a Journal Entry….

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Thirty years ago I bought this poster from a poster and frame shop on Capital Hill, in Seattle. I had it mounted into a plexiglass cover. The minute I saw it I knew I wanted to buy it. I didn’t have my checkbook on me so drove home and back to the shop. A week or so later I picked up the finished item.

Although an iconic movie print, it has always meant much more to me. Audrey Hepburn exemplified grace and dignity. A wonderful actress who had a pretty scary childhood, she seemed to meet each challenge with pluck and a steely determination. Her last years, while battling ovarian cancer, were spent volunteering her services in Africa. By then she was nearly as skeletal-looking as the children she reached out and touched, yet she endured and shone like a beacon of hope to those children. She died much too young, at age 63. I am 63.

In the last thirty years she has kept me company and reminded me that, although we all have personal and health issues, we can still carry ourselves with grace and dignity and treat others with needs the same.

About bluestar2012

Sixty six years young photographer, living in Seattle, WA.

Posted on October 10, 2015, in Art, B&W, Breakfast at Tiffanys, movie, New York, Poster, Thoughts and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. huckleberryfrienduniverse

    I absolutely love Audrey Hepburn, almost as much as I love Lula Mae for all that they stand for- specially strength and dignity.The name of my blog is encouraged by Moon River.

  2. I hope and pray that you are feeling better.

    • Thanks! I had a C-Spine Epidural last Friday at Swedish. Not a fun experience and it really hasn’t helped with the pain as hoped. Surgery in the future is likely, but not rushing into that. Would like a second opinion before I go down that road. This Friday I get retested for Glaucoma and probably will start doing eye drops. That same afternoon/evening I have to hang the photos up at Capital Hill Hair. Kind of crazy times. Blessings, Fred. >

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