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  •  How was Liberace not real? n/t (2+ / 0-)
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    by cai on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 08:11:12 PM PST

    •  LOL, a very good question. (0+ / 0-)

      I was writing this diary fast and furious, like I usually do.  And when I wrote "about as real as Libarace" I felt the tug of your question, but kept going, knowing it wasn't an entirely right or wrong reference, but needing to move on with my thoughts.

      IMO, Liberace was not "real" as presented to me growing up, in that he was a mask of who he really was, covered by glitter and showmanship. One really had no idea of who he really was, and of course, it wasn't a time he could just come out and say he was gay.

      But also, it's fair to say, that glitter part of him was real. That joy in going overboard and blowing it out was real.

      So all in all, if I were to re-write this diary, I'd take the time to find a different analogy.

      "A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues." Theodore Roosevelt.

      by StellaRay on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 08:31:56 PM PST

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    •  Personal note on Liberace (5+ / 0-)
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      I happened to have met him a few times in the course of doing business in the early 80s.  He was the friendliest guy, rather soft spoken and polite.  We shared an interest in pipe organs.  So when he was in Seattle, I discovered that he was especially interested in seeing and playing the Flentrop pipe organ at St. Mark's Cathedral.  And since I had a key to the organ, we spent a couple hours at St. Mark's and then tooled around looking at a few of the more interesting pipe organs in town.  Had a great time.

      Things work out best for those who make the best of the way things work out.

      by winsock on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 08:54:51 PM PST

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      •  Thanks for sharing that, winsock. (3+ / 0-)
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        I regret my analogy, as you'll see in my comment above yours.

        It was just that all that glitter and showmanship seemed phony to me, a child of the sixties, when I first came to know who Liberace was. He was the antithesis of those times, and I guess that just sort of echoed out in my diary.

        Seems like you met the real Liberace, and enjoyed him.  Sounds like he was an interesting and gentle person with a life far beyond the spot light, and I tip my hat to him.  No more glib Liberace analogies from me!

         

        "A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues." Theodore Roosevelt.

        by StellaRay on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 09:03:36 PM PST

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