According to family legend, my great-grandmother defended her home against banshees in the West of Ireland. The banshee’s wails caused the windows to crack and her blood to curdle. Decades later, grandmother is convinced that my mother and I have similar fey blood running through our veins, so I suppose it’s no wonder…
Arizona: You are still alive and happy. We’re dancing to A Tribe Called Quest in your living room. It’s 2001. We’re seniors in college. You are my best friend. I’m too young and naïve to imagine either of us will ever be gone.
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 26: France player Wesley Fofana is tackled during the RBS Six Nations match between Scotland and France at Murrayfield Stadium on February 26, 2012 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
[Edinburgh, July 12. Queen Elizabeth II visits the Queen Mother Memorial Garden during her visit to officially open a Visitor Centre at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh]