I have long held the belief that money may not be able to buy you happiness, but that it certainly can make life more comfortable…and fun. The truth is, no matter how glamorous and jet set a person’s life may be, everybody stumbles, everyone has their set backs. And nobody, no matter how rich, gets out of here alive.
Despite all her millions, Silky still had her heartbreaks and her tragedies. She was never able to have children and then lost her dear nephew to a car accident. She had to flee London when Hitler’s army threatened and watched the demise of five marriages—one in widowhood.
This week’s photograph is of Sylvia and Doug at the races with their close friends, Lord and Lady Plunket.
On New Year’s Eve in the 1930s, the Plunket’s plane crashed on its way to San Simeon, leaving their two children orphaned.
You just never know what hand life may deal you from moment to moment. That’s why I think it’s important to live fully, heart open wide, with a willingness to risk failure. If I’m going to get hit by a bus crossing the street tomorrow, I want to go with the taste of a lover’s kiss on my lips or a belly full of chocolate mousse and whipped cream.