Ladies and Gentlmen, Dame Elizabeth Taylor, the original honey badger (when it came to men anyway), has left the building.

Velvet Brown was the first heroine I can remember wanting to be. I was madly in love with National Velvet. Girls could do anything! Girls could win! I watched that movie and thought my heart would burst for Velvet. Elizabeth Taylor was my early introduction to feminism, and Velvet Brown was an ideal to me.

But maybe the best part of the whole movie is Velvet’s mother, and her canny advice. “Enjoy each thing, then forget it and go on to the next. There is a time for everything.” I apply that to life every day. Especially when I’m looking at my wrinkles. LOL