Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.

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Lena Horne is dead, age 92. Was it Paul Krassner or Lenny Bruce who claimed that Lena Horne never aged, from decade to decade? As compared to a contemporary singer such as Rosemary Clooney, who sort of fell apart before your eyes. Lena remained young and perfect forever.

But 'forever' isn't the fate of any human being, is it?

Ah, what avails the sceptred race!
     Ah, what the form divine!
What every virtue, every grace!
     Rose Aylmer, all were thine.

Rose Aylmer, whom these wakeful eyes
     May weep, but never see,
A night of memories and sighs
     I consecrate to thee.

—Walter Savage Landor

And now, Lena:

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