August 23, 2014
I was chatting with a new Facebook friend the other day about something rather nonsensical, and I mentioned Lauren Bacall peripherally. Instantly she said, "Please. I can't", as if it were too painful for her to even consider, for a flash in time, anything having to do with the recent death. I responded with something like, "Yes, I saw on Facebook that you adored her" and was admonished not to continue, with such a terse and stern tone that you'd think Ms. Bacall were this person's own beloved mother. I wondered if she could sense my eye-rolling through her monitor.