Thank you, Sheila
... I must say I love the fact that I'm wearing my tie-dye Obama t-shirt in it; however, no... a much cooler-toned [though not necessarily 'cooler'
] photo is the one I submitted. "You pays your money, you takes your choice" doesn't always mean it's the best choice, but you live with it. The photo I submitted is an important one to me for several reasons. I'm growing more used to the one Greg posted, but it's too late now. These women have been putting forth an extreme amount of serious effort and hard work. They don't need changes of mind added into the mix
Hi Ruth ~ Your 'outback' looking photo has the feeling of Crocodile Dundee about it and I love how you are holding the fedora over your heart, the same as Leonard does. You look that very natural, down-to-earth, and pretty Aussie woman that the Australian men brag about
. A great photo choice
Oh, Mutti [Leslie, but always Mutti to me, as you have that warmth that the name suggests] ~ I love your leaning from the window photo. Such a natural and charming setting for framing your beautiful, loving face... and knowing that you're the same in persons makes it even better.
Ah, Stamatina! I love you how superimposed the unified hearts symbol on yours and gave Leonard your definitely more serious self. Just for the record, Stamatina is a very pretty Greek girl when seen straight on and smiling. This photo will continue to pull people in to study it, though. It is very fitting for the serious aspects of Leonard's music. Interesting to me how your photo choice and your avatar complement each other... your avatar looking up in one direction and your photo looking down in the opposite direction.
Haha, Siempie... such a great idea to show yourself as that innocent 14-year-old, so committed to the cause of seeing Leonard that you washed cars to earn your own money to get there
. I know the effect Leonard has had on my own life, becoming aware of him in my late 20s; if only I had, had him here with me since I was 14. You and Stamatina are at a definite advantage. You were a great looking child, Siempie. Lucky LUCKY you to be one of those to see Leonard in Tel Aviv. If there's one song I would love to hear that he performed there [and only there, if the case may be] is "Song of Isaac."
Hi Silvinka ~ A wonderful looking Simon you have. The one with the hat is adorable, but the precious, straight on one of him smiling so broadless is priceless. Great choice. For you, like everyone else, I'm completely taken with the one of you with the hat tipped. You look straight out of one of our 'Country' magazines... like a performer on the road yourself. SOooooo SWEEeeeeet and pretty! [And, yes, freshly flirtatious, too
.] I have to say, however, that I also love your retro, decadent glamour sophisticate one that follows and looks like it could have been taken in Paris in the 60s-70s. It reminds me of some of the women in videos and interviews of Leonard. Your avatar would do well, too. Such a lovely one to have three, such different choices.
Magdam ~ Yours is such a natural, effusively happy and in love with your moment photo. There's NOTHING that could keep your beautiful smile and beaming eyes contained. You're beamingly beautiful. I love how Leonard will be able to read what he wrote and return him to that moment, too. As one who also has his treasured autograph, my heartfelt suggestion is that you get it laminated. Mine from 1976 remains unfaded and untattered because of it. I guess framing might accomplish the same thing, but just in case... it's an idea to consider.
Pam ~ What a GREAT idea, having you and your husband... dancing to the end of love with each other and so happy doing it! You weren't just attempting to do it, either... you're a gorgeous couple and you did it
! You're so happy and so pretty and your husband is so happy and handsome... you're a gorgeous
couple! And I see you're wearing the polka dots, too
. I had considered a two-for-the-price-of-one photo because, well, the photo of me is better in that one than the others, and the other person was Stanley Bard [of the Chelsea Hotel] and who I know
is a great fan of Leonard's. However, even though it's already in the Files, I still felt it incumbent on me to get hold of him for his permission, and I would have had to explain ~ somewhere ~ that our 'connection' was only momentary, during the time Margaret and I stayed at the Chelsea and I got a photo taken with him. As it went for this project, however, I had just submitted the one I did and, overnight, it had been whipped into the proper size by Laura. My intent was to call the Chelsea the next day, in hopes of reaching him, but by then, it was a done deal with the one I had sent... and, believe me, I wasn't about to ask either of them [Laura or Marie] to re-do anything, so I never took it further. My former husband loves Leonard's music, too... oh, how I would love to have been able to submit a photo of us together. I love
Allan ~ WoW. The warmth I anticipated is there even moreso in your eyes and your smile than I had even imagined. A beautiful photo of you; a handsome, very
imaginative, humourous, intelligent and brilliant, deeply-caring man... it's a dreamy, kind, and sensitive level of confidence you project... and these things I also know from having read various entries on your blog. Well worth anyone's time to visit and spend time there.Ahhhh
. A beautiful and womanly, hourglass photo of you. With warmth and 'knowing' in your eyes and only a slight smile, this photo of you will wear well
. Sort of a Mona Lisa thing going on there. And you wear your polka dots so well
. You have such a natural kind of beauty
. This is something I also know from having met you
[Greg ~ I only mentioned what a sweet, adorable one you are. You're 'forgiven' for having posted the photo of me without my knowledge, much less permission
... yours shows you as the clever, fun-loving one you are. When I was smiling so broadly, it's clear to me that it was in response to something
you'd said when you took the picture... who knows what, it could have been anything
! You are so wonderfully unpredictable
"Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken."
~ Oscar Wilde