“Sorry about that. You caught me with one foot off the merry-go-round tonight”
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
“cigarettes, gin, dog food.”
An often reported anecdote about Holiday is that of a grocery list which was found among her possessions after her death. Holiday and her dog, Mister, were rarely apart. She regularly brought him with her when she performed, which would have been highly unusual at a time when most large dogs were relegated to back yards.
“All photographs are memento mori. To take a photograph is to participate in another person’s (or thing’s) mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time’s relentless melt.”