♫ Olivia Newton-John … Gone But Not Forgotten ♫


This says it all!! … “I’m happy. I’m lucky. I’m grateful. I have much to live for. And I intend to keep on living it,” she told Gayle King in an interview for “CBS This Morning” conducted at her California ranch in 2019. “‘Why me’ has never been a part of it.”

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Yesterday the world received the sad news that singer Olivia Newton-John had died at age 73.  A cause of death was not given, but Newton-John was diagnosed with breast cancer that surfaced for a third time in 2017.  Her Grease costar and hit duet partner John Travolta was quick to weigh in with a tribute on social media …

“My dearest Olivia, you made all of our lives so much better. Your impact was incredible. I love you so much. We will see you down the road and we will all be together again. Yours from the moment I saw you and forever! Your Danny, your John!”

While I liked much of her music, I didn’t know a whole lot about her, so I went in search of this evening.

From Songfacts, I learned …

Olivia Newton-John was born in 1948 in Cambridge, England, but emigrated with her family to…

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RIP Olivia Newton-John…The Music Video “Xanadu” by Olivia — Through the Shattered Lens


“Rest in Peace, Olivia Newton-John.” … you won’t be forgotten!!

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Rest in Peace, OliviaNewton-John.

Music Video of the Day: Xanadu by Olivia Newton-John (1980, dir by ????) — Through the Shattered Lens

Olivia Newton-John was one of the biggest musical Artists of the early 80’s, with hits like “Let’s Get Physical” – and of course “Hopelessly Devoted To You” from the smash hit film “Grease”…but “Xanadu” was a film that included this song, written by Jeff Lynne of ELO…

RIP Olivia…

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IOTD …. “🇵🇷 ‘Image Of The Day, Very, Very Special Edition – Meaning of the Flag’ 🇵🇷 …. “!!


~~August 9, 2022~~

IT’S MEANING

The three red stripes represent the blood from the brave warriors. The two white stripes represent the victory and peace that they would have after gaining independence.

The white star represented the island of Puerto Rico. The blue represents the sky and blue coastal waters.

Adopted: 1952.

~Wikipedia~

#IOTD #ImageOfTheDay #VeryVerySpecialEdition #PuertoRico #MeaningOfTheFlag #RedStripes 3WarriorsBlood #WhiteStripes #VictoryAndPeace #AfterGainingIndependence #WhiteStar #IslandOfPuertoRico #BlueStripe #BlueSkyAndOceanWater

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Mar-a-Lago Raided


Dare we hope? But this is indeed HUUGE … “This is big news and it’s unprecedented for a president’s home to be raided by the FBI. But everything about Trump’s presidency (sic) has been unprecedented. The crimes of this president (sic) are unprecedented.”

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The FBI has raided Mar-a-Lago. We learned this from Trump himself who made a very whiny post about it on his joke of a social media platform, Truth Social. He’s partly upset the FBI didn’t give him, a guy with a habit of flushing evidence, advance notice of their raid.

This is big news and it’s unprecedented for a president’s home to be raided by the FBI. But everything about Donald Trump’s presidency (sic) has been unprecedented. The crimes of this president (sic) are unprecedented.

Mar-a-Lago is a golf club and a resort. It’s also Donald Trump’s legal residence. He’s not a resident of New York City anymore. He lives in Palm Beach, Florida. But, he doesn’t spend a lot of time in Florida during the summer because it’s hot. Nobody wants to see a hot and sweaty Trump. It’s icky. He was actually at Trump Tower in the city…

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Dame Olivia Newton-John …. “💫 ‘Fly Away in Magic and In Power’ 💫 …. “!!


~~August 9, 2022~~

NO WORDS

She was a beacon of talent, joy, beauty, advocacy and more.

Fly away in “Magic”.

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©💞 … so sad!! — Olivia Newton-John, the Australian singer whose breathy voice and wholesome beauty made her one of the biggest pop stars of the ’70s and charmed generations of viewers in the blockbuster movie “Grease,” died on Monday, according to a statement from her husband.

She was 73.

Dame Olivia Newton-John passed away peacefully at her Ranch in Southern California this morning, surrounded by family and friends. We ask that everyone please respect the family’s privacy during this very difficult time,” her husband, John Easterling, wrote in a statement on the singer’s verified Instagram account.

“Olivia has been a symbol of triumphs and hope for over 30 years sharing her journey with breast cancer.” … 💞

#DameOliviaNewtonJohn #OliviaNewtonJohn #AutralianSingerAndActor #BritishBorn #NoWords #BeaconOfJoyAndBeauty #FlyAwaynMagic #FlyAwayInPower #JourneyWithBreastCancer #SoManyMemories

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If I held out an arm, eventually one would land on it and petal me into stillness


WOW!! … “It was high summer and there were hundreds of butterflies in there.” … and more!! Seán Hewitt, All Down Darkness Wide: A Memoir (Penguin Publishing, July 12, 2022).

Live & Learn

It was high summer and there were hundreds of butterflies in there. I had stood and watched them gather, like living jewels, around a table of fruits, amazed at the way the tiny croziers of their tongues would uncurl and drink from the nectar of the oranges. The air was thick with them, spiraling as though played by little flurries of wind. If I held out an arm, eventually one would land on it and petal me into stillness. I loved to see how they mimicked the forms of the world on their wings – an ocellus, or the pattern of snake-print, all their gorgeous subterfuge. I had always wanted to be decorated like that, to hold out an arm and to have all the beauty of the world land on it, and make me beautiful, too.

—  Seán Hewitt, All Down Darkness Wide: A Memoir (Penguin Publishing, July 12…

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