Mention violet eyes and only one thought comes to mind for those of us of a certain generation…….
Elizabeth Taylor…….born in 1932 on this day, and left her mortal life on this day, in 2011.
I am certain most believe Elizabeth is resting amidst a cloud of diamonds somewhere, but her heart held space for more than shiny baubles.
There is a very obscure childrens’ book, written by Elizabeth when she was but a child, herself. She writes of her affection for Nibbles, a little chipmunk she found while shooting the movie, “Courage of Lassie.”
I recommend you seek it out. It will open up an entirely new view of this “Gem” of a woman. It has been recently released again; it is a little jewel in her legacy. And while you are searching for it, visit my book page on Amazon….a lot of reviewers have written that my book, “Birdsongs, Barks, and Banter,” is a little gem as well.
Pictured here are me and Val, my own precious “chipmunk”, actually a dwarf hamster. His story can be found in my book, too. He followed Mr. Jingles, who paved the way for tiny beings to find a huge place in my heart. Today, my mouse Blaze, takes up residence in my home and heart.