Sunday, October 26, 2014

HEROES

Two of my heroes died this week. Ben Bradlee and Oscar de la Renta. I came to age when these larger than life men were coming into their prime years of achievement. 
Ben Bradlee--charismatic and daring, publishing what no other had dared.
Oscar de la Renta--equally charismatic and the perfect gentleman who chose to improve the lives of those he touched.
I'm still tearing up as I write this--and I never knew these gentlemen. 
My hope is that new heroes rise up to fill these, now empty, memorable shoes.

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  1. Mary I too was so saddened by the loss of these great men. The people who leave an such a huge imprint on this earth have blessed us with their presence.

    xoxo,
    Karena
    The Arts by Karena

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    1. Yes, they have. Have a wonderful week.
      Mary

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  2. We've had so many losses this year! Those are two icons in their fields.

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    1. Hi Loi, We have been fortunate to have lived while they had a huge influence. Have a super week. Mary

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