There’s nothing in all the world I want but you and your precious love. All the material things are nothing. I’d just hate to live a sordid, colorless existence because you’d soon love me less and less and I’d do anything — anything — to keep your heart for my own. I don’t want to live—I want to love first, and live incidentally… Don’t—don’t ever think of the things you can’t give me. You’ve trusted me with the dearest heart of all—and it’s so damn much more than anybody else in all the world has ever had. From Zelda Fitzgerald to F. Scott Fitzgerald
Perhaps, Zelda could be best understood as…misdiagnosed with schizophrenia. When it is obvious she suffered from neglect and abuse. Even further than the lackadaisical diagnosis…is the belief that F.Scott Fitzgerald stole much of Zelda’s writings to further his own career! Both intrusions only hindered what the world could have benefited from her talents.
Zelda Fitzgerald was an icon of the Roaring Twenties. A socialite, painter, novelist, and the wife of American author F. Scott Fitzgerald, Zelda Fitzgerald’s audacious spirit captivated those around her and she was a muse for much of her husband’s literary work. Their famously turbulent marriage was fraught with alcoholism, violence, financial ups and downs, and Zelda’s battle with mental health issues. Her own artistic endeavors include a semi-autobiographical novel, Save Me the Waltz, a play entitled Scandalabra, as well as numerous magazine articles, short stories and paintings. She died tragically on March 10, 1948 in a fire at Highland Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina.
On the 12th of February, two extraordinary persons were born…
Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin.
Should we thank them for where we are currently? Or, should we curse them out? Personally, Lincoln is one of the few republicans that seems to make sense. And, Darwin? Well, Darwin only confirmed what I knew all along…the ‘Good News Bible’ was bullshit!
Do great thinkers share some sort of telepathy? Do these great emancipators’ know the shit we are currently in?
Both scraggly fellows loved Shakespeare
A little late to the gate…neither Darwin or Lincoln made much of an impact until later in life
Both lost their mothers when they were quite young
Lincoln and Darwin lost children to ‘unknown’ illness when they (the kids) were very young.
I love music. So did Abe and Charles. Yet, such as myself…they could not hold a note.
Obviously, both Honest Abe and the Evolutionist…abhorred slavery
What I find amazing? Here we are…over two hundred years later…fighting the same fight!
This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or their revolutionary right to dismember it or overthrow it.