I wish I could have met Zelda Fitzgerald. Born Zelda Sayre in 1900, married at 19, her life was full of obsessive and erratic behavior. This is just the outer package. From her own words, I think she was terribly misunderstood and thrown in the “crazy box” too soon.
( in a slightly unrelated parallel, since this is “secrets about secrets” I was born in a zero year and married at 19, spent time in an institution for an eating disorder and am an artist and writer.. love all aspects of dance…..and have done seemingly reckless things throughout my life)
Some of her quotes….my favorites…
” It’s very expressive of myself. I just lump everything in a great heap which I have labeled “the past,” and, having thus emptied this deep reservoir that was once myself, I am ready to continue. ”
~ how to handle life….
“I wish we could spend July by the sea, browning ourselves and feeling water-weighted hair flow behind us from a dive. I wish our gravest concerns were the summer gnats. I wish we were hungry for hot dogs and dopes, and it would be nice to smell the starch of summer linens and the faint odor of talc in blistering summer bath houses… We could lie in long citoneuse beams of the five o’clock sun on the plage at Juan-les-Pins and hear the sound of the drum and piano being scooped out to see be the waves.”
~ wonderful imagery…
In thinking about Zelda and her tragic story, I am more grateful for my supportive family and friends. ‘nuf said.