If we hadn’t had a distressing incident in my RL neighborhood on Sunday morning, I think I could have just puttered around the house and yard all day. I came to SL late in the afternoon and thought the best place for me was in a chair over at the Junkyard. And that’s where I went and that’s what I did, sit in a chair and listen to music.
The Ali Kat arrived with Darrko and that was what I needed to get me off my fanny and join in the dancing. The JY regulars started to arrive including Kia, Luci & Straton, ArorA & JohnD, Clover, Octavia, Dry, Sarty, Gun, Axe, Morgan, Manda, Laurana, Carly, Avhi and just so many people that are part of the family, and of course, Kiff & Dina. There always has a great crowd, and I know of one DJ who calls it, “The Big Time”. It is one of the few clubs where I see Magi hanging out, also.
Once, I hosted for Ziffy at the Yard and it was a tough gig to do my style of hosting. I mean, the dance floor is so big that even if you are directly in the center it is still hard to be sure you are greeting or saying goodbye to everyone. And there are so many people! I top out around 30 people at one time, so I felt overwhelmed.
Before going to bed, Audrey Hepburn was still on my mind from the previous day. I did some research into her life and was amazed at what I didn’t know about the woman. She was a descendent of british nobility and was a distant cousin of Humphrey Bogart. Her father, a Nazi sympathizer abandoned her at a young age, and yet in later years she supported him until his death. She was trapped in Nazi occupied Netherlands and danced as a ballerina to earn money for the resistance. She was goodwill ambassador for UNICEF. She was a caring woman, a mother, a wife, a divorcee, a widow, a star, an Academy Award winner, and I could go on and on.
Audrey Hepburn died a painful death from cancer in 1993, at the age of 63. I’m sorry to say that I was so busy with my own life that I barely noticed her passing. I’m surprised at the impact that one film, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, has had on me.