She was one of the most beautiful women to ever grace this planet. To paraphrase the Leon Russell song, "She acted out her life on stages, with millions of people watching." It must have been very difficult at times. I remember seeing her son, Michael Wilding, around Santa Fe occasionally, and every time, all I could think was that he has the same beautiful eyes as his mother. Those eyes.
I decided to post some of my favorite photos of her, photos that display her beauty, but I hope also her soul.
Elizabeth has reached the shores of Ithaca. I hope you found your journey to be a good one, you of the beautiful violet eyes, and that we loved you well.
I remember seeing National Velvet as a child. Elisabeth Taylor was so beautiful! Nice tribute to a beautiful, beautiful woman. I just read that Wichita's hate church (Westboro Baptist Church) is going to protest her funeral. Ugly vs Beautiful...ReplyDelete
Lovely lovely photographs of Elizabeth at her most beautiful!ReplyDelete
Those eyes...as you said, stunning!
She was so very beautiful, inside and out. Thank you for sharing.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Lynn, We can Know that one positive, loving thought outweighs and transcend any negativity or hate. She is loved. Period. :)ReplyDelete
Half-Heard in the Stillness (I do love that moniker), I thought it appropriate to remember her at her most beautiful. Yes, stunning.
Fluid Idleness, I agree, she had an inner beauty that equaled the outer.
She made the most of all her gifts, I thinkReplyDelete
Beautiful photos of a beautiful woman. Those eyes. A brave woman.. speaking up for aids sufferers. A loyal friend. A lovely tribute.ReplyDelete
Linda M. She certainly did.ReplyDelete
Joan, Her work on behalf of AIDS was a real testament to her loyalty and kindness, her inner beauty.
You posted some of her truly beautiful pictures, but I've never seen a bad photo of her. If you recall, I said that when Marilyn was young, she looked like Elizabeth T. The morning she died I heard it early on the news and Marilyn called later. She hadn't heard yet. We talked about her at length which evolved into our favorite subject, reincarnation. We read the same books and then discuss them. We're reading "Journey of Souls" by Michael Newton now. I've read his "Destiny of Souls."ReplyDelete
She just turned 79 because I know she's a Pisces.
I think that she was a good soul. She had her faults, but was known to be true to her friends.ReplyDelete
Oh, my, you have scored with this post. What a wonderful tribute! The Onion has a byline: Gorgeous 25 year old dead at 79.ReplyDelete
Manzi, February 27, 1932.ReplyDelete
Another fine book on that subject is "Old Souls," by Tom Schroder. Fascinating stories, mostly set in India, where they actually welcome the previous family, once identified by the child!
Paul, I like what you said in your post, regarding her humanness. It is her humanness that I love most of all.
Paul C, Thank you so much. This is the third mention of The Onion to me today, by three different people, for three different reasons. I think I need to go and check it out again.
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Farewell, beautiful Elizabeth. And yes, the Onion said it well.
"Old Souls," it's sitting on my bookshelf, UNREAD. I buy soooo many books that I never have time to get to. Thanks for saying it's good. I'll read it. Marilyn and I usually read the same book together. It's more interesting when you can discuss it with someone.ReplyDelete
A very good collection of photos of Elizabeth that shows her range and beauty. There's a photo of her -- like the one after National Velvet you posted -- where she is wearing sunglasses and twirling a lasso in the Texas sun when she worked on Giant. I liked that one too. I admired her for many reasons and her work with AIDS funding when the government wasn't doing anything said a lot about her character. Her beauty went beyond the beauty of her skin and features. Ithaca is shining bright today.ReplyDelete
Yes.She Lived A Full Life.RIP Liz.ReplyDelete
Thank you all for contributing to this tribute. Ah, etymology. :)ReplyDelete
I will have to look for that photo you mention, Jack.
Byron would have chased Elizabeth from daylight until dark.ReplyDelete
She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that's best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes:
Thus mellowed to that tender light
Which heaven to gaudy day denies.
Cletis, Yes, I believe he would have. I do love those lines.ReplyDelete