Thursday, June 25, 2009

Mourning Stars and Morning Stars

Things happen in threes, it seems: Ed McMahon died, and now Farrah Fawcett, and now Michael Jackson. I'm not ashamed to say I shed a little tear for each of those stars; everyone dies but it always makes me sad. Ed was old, but I used to watch "Star Search" and Johnny Carson's "Tonight Show". Farrah was always "Charlie's Angels" to me (and I remember when she was Fawcett-Majors...*gasp* married to the Six Million Dollar Man!), and cancer is such a horrible way to go. Michael was so...weird, but so talented. More like a comet that blazed across the heavens and then faded away.

I mourn them because we all die, and ultimately, we all die alone and that scares me sometimes, and other times I actually find it comforting.

I also put on my stars this morning:
Sorry the picture's dark, not sure why. I consider this a pretty boring outfit: the skirt is from when I was still losing weight, so it's about 4 inches big in the waist, but I love the colours.

The stuff is what I like:
I love these platform Mary Janes.

And there are my stars! I got the bracelet and earrings (and a pin, which I gave to my mother-in-law for Christmas) at the Museum of Modern Art, in the gift shop, when I was in NYC with Mom in 2007. They were in a sale basket, regular around $45 for the bracelet and about the same for the earrings. I got the bracelet for $11 and the earrings for about $6. They are gold, and each piece is different, replicated from various star-shaped things in the Museum's collection. One is a Byzantine star, one is a compass, one is a replica of the first photograph of a snowflake.

A close-up:
They are so pointy they actually drew blood when I poked my hand with one. Made me think of another Morning Star.

Both pieces are stamped "MMA" and the bracelet has a tag that notes the dates they were produced: 2002-2006.
And finally, a bit of Joni Mitchell:

We are stardust, we are golden,
We are billion year old carbon,
And we got to get ourselves back to the garden.

Rest in peace.



Cardigan (Vero Moda), sweater (Planet), skirt (RW & Co.), shoes (Bleka), bracelet and earrings (Metropolitan Museum of Art).

8 comments:

  1. What a crazy day...... think we all shed a bit of a tear - either internally or externally.

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  2. The "stars" are beautiful. Wish I had seen them in person. The bracelet is awesome. Yes, so sad for all the families. A piece of history gone for the time. A time to live and a time to die....we need to make each moment count! B

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  3. One thing that they all share is that they have their place in history. They will be remembered.

    Love all your little stars, even the dangerous ones :)

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  4. What a lovely way to pay your respects.

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  5. I'm glad I'm not the only one holding onto skirts that are way too big on me just because they are too pretty to get rid of.

    Love the shoes, BTW.

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  6. I remember trying to get my straight as can be hair to look like Farrah's.

    They will all be remembered-part of our history. All the more reason we are reminded to live for TODAY! ENJOY!

    I like the skirt, great cut! You are the star thou!!!

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  7. Londyn, I know - it was so bizarre.

    Bonnie, thanks. Very true!

    Sher, agreed. Thanks!

    Thanks, Sal.

    Tina, I've owned this skirt twice! Once in a size 12 and now in a size 6. I love the shoes too.

    Erin, my hair would never go like that, either (of course, it was in the Days Before Hair Product). Thanks!

    Cinnamon eve: thanks, and welcome!

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