Twenty four years

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Hard to believe next year will be the 25th anniversary of my debut at the Met. So thrilled. Dec. 3rd, 1984. And 27 since I arrived at the Metropolitan for my “first day”.

December 1 is AIDS World Day and I choose to remember it, to remind everyone that war is not over with this dread disease. Some story out of England the other day suggested it is time to divert monies to other causes. Are they kidding? There is plenty to go around and this isn’t over by a long shot.

I remember today one special person out of the too many I have lost to this dread, and that is my great buddy, Larry Stayer. To say I miss him would be putting it mildly, and to say the world feels colder without him would be an understatement. So today, dear friend, in the form of a little studying kitten that you always loved so much,

“I love you, Larry!”

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The rainbow is still pointing towards the gold, and my “model” today carries it in this picturesque country scene in the form of a rainbow umbrella, to remind everyone of EQUAL rights for every one of God’s children, and a chance to live in pursuit of happiness and a better self.
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~ by aprilemillo on December 1, 2008.

 
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