How sad that Elizabeth Taylor died this morning in California at 79 after a long battle with ill health and a long and vivid life.
Those of us around for the opening years of the AIDS pandemic remember her grace, beauty and courage as a combatant --- one of the first --- for acknowledgement of the disease and the drive to find a cure.
The American Foundation for Aids Research, amFAR, which she helped to found, posted this tribute narrated, I believe, by Dame Maggie Smith, this morning.
But many of us might think of her in terms of this song and through the words of another great lady of the silver screen from a slightly different era:
Eternal rest grant them both, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen.