Family events take time, and, at my age, are quite tiring; hence, today y’all get a re-blog from 2014…. I’ll be back tomorrow with a fresh Pearl for your perusal…. Enjoy!….
In ringing dulcet tones, a fanfare sounds above the muted roar of the crowd, heralding the entrance of a stunning couple, tall and golden….. The room sighs in admiration as they saunter with ineffable elegance through the massive ballroom’s doors. Hand in hand, they cross to their host, offering their obeisance; though we are in Hollywood, royalty is royalty, and jealous of its privilege.
As I watched the swirling dancers and milling celebrities, rubbing shoulders in a good cause, all I could think about was the woman I’d seen on my way to the door, rummaging in the garbage in the back of the mansion in which we all stood….. I wondered what any of these elegantly dressed swells would say about their good cause, if they knew the woman had once lived here….
Hmm…. well, it’s not Faulkner, by any means, but, it got me here, to this…
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