Today 101 years ago the Titanic set sail on her maiden voyage. In 4 days she will sink and take over 1,500 souls to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.
The Titanic sets sail in this photo for the first and last time.
My father was a rocket man
He often went to Jupiter or Mercury, to Venus or to Mars
He loved the world beyond the world, the sky beyond the sky…
And in my father’s eyes I knew he had to find
In the sanctity of distance something brighter than a star
One day they told us the sun had flared and taken him inside>”
RIP Neil Armstrong
“To Boldly go where no man has gone before”
“Sunset and evening star,
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
When I put out to sea,
But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
Too full for sound and foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
Turns again home.
Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
When I embark;
For tho’ from out our bourne of Time and Place
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crost the bar.”
- Alfred, Lord Tennyson
For me this 100 year anniversary is the last final farewell. Tonight and tomorrow morning will mark the epilogue for the story of the RMS Titanic. She was created, she sailed, she sank, she is remembered, and finally, she leaves us.
To the memory of those who perished in the sinking of the RMS Titanic in the early hours of April 15, 1912,requiescat in pace.
This is the facebook status thousands of us woke up to find sitting on our facebook news feeds: “Everyone, tonight is a sad night for us. I’m sorry to tell you that Will was found but he was not alive. We are grieving deeply. It brightens our lives to know that even in his passing he touched lives. We will write more soon but tonight we will mourn as a family. Please pray for Mark, Trish and Sara as well as my parents. God bless you all. Please pray for those still lost and hurting. Aunt Tracey”
I just sat here and cried so hard. Will, we prayed so hard to bring you home and now I ask that everyone please say a prayer for the family of Will.
You have touched so many lives rest peacefully Will Norton.
Elizabeth Taylor at the Bal Proust at Guy de Rothschild’s Château Férrières. In 1969, a 69.42-carat pear-shaped diamond went up for auction with such bidders as Richard Burton, Aristotle Onassis, and a Cartier exec (who eventually won the prize). Angered by defeat, Burton bought the piece the next day for $1.1 million to give to Taylor. The New York Daily Newsreported, “Liz Gets That Peachy Pear,” and then thousands flocked to see it at Cartier’s New York and Chicago stores, with more than 6,000 viewers daily. It became known as the Taylor-Burton diamond, and she wore it as a ring, eventually having it converted into a necklace. She is seen here wearing it on a choker in a 1972 photograph by Cecil Beaton.
Goodbye Beautiful Lady
SAMANTHA CAMERON and Anna Wintour gathered London’s fashion press at the Ritz this morning - the site of Alexander McQueen’s first post-graduate show - to unveil Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, the exhibition to be held at the Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute; which will be launched by this year’s Met Ball on May 2
I wish I could go. I figured a short-break was needed after so many tragic news recently.
McQ Spring 2007. This is my favorite dress from the collection! It was made with real flowers so that when the model walked, the dead ones would fall off and trail on behind her <3
I didn’t realize how beautiful this is.