For several days I had the feeling the something was about to happen. I woke up today only to find that the so called ¨Lioness¨ had passed away during the night.
I only really saw her once in my life even though I got to spend quite a lot of time in her home; a tall impressive figure with massive amounts of the darkest colored hair, who conducted herself in the most aristocratic way.
The rest of the time she was just this deep, profound voice, shouting out instructions without moving from her alcove. So deep was her voice that it made the walls of the house resonate with seeming thunder-like-strength.
It was a voice that mandated, directed and bossed around; perhaps because it was the only way in which she could express that underneath the sourness of her personality, deep down she really cared?
During her youth, her parents had sent her abroad to finish her studies. It was at this time that she met the love of her life, but coming from different socio-economic backgrounds, she had kept the marriage a secret. Once her studies had concluded, her family called her back into her country of origin.
By then her husband had become the right hand of a certain Doctor who was soon to become notorious for his political actions and views.
She came back and complied with her parents´ ¨only¨ wishes. They had the marriage annulled, as if it had never happened and she never saw him again. She grew increasingly bitter after that.
I want to think that early today when she parted, her long lost love – who parted first – , was there for her.
I want to think that they are now together at last and that she will become the candid, joyful girl they said she was.
Good bye ¨Lioness¨!
A close to the body miniskirt with slits on each thigh is topped with an open bandage halter top. All in red. The dress comes with a black coat (not shown) with multiple transparent stripes. Worn alone it´s a great outfit for clubbing. Wear it with the coat shall you need more coverage!
Gustavo Santaolalla – De Ushuaia a la Quiaca