On a cold February day in New York, Lee Bouvier Radziwill left us quietly, when we were not looking. In the past, I have admired her elegant style. At times I felt envious. I wished, she could have let us into her life more, share more of the unique moments in history she witnessed and experienced first hand. Tell us more of her fascinating journey, the incredible visits to so many countries. The then exotic visit to India, to Ankor Wat Cambodia.
The things she experienced could fill two lifetimes. Her plate always seemed fuller than ours. She was able to travel further than we could imagine.
She once said, …”I have done so many fascinating things…and the greatest joy is that I continue to do interesting things and meet fascinating people.”
She was the other sister, one of two, Jackie and Lee, the most famous sisters of her time, long before two other famous sisters, Kate and Pippa, came on our radar. Their platform was so bright, that their stars continue to shine for a long time to come.
One of my treasured books is Lee’s reminiscence of “HAPPY TIMES” as she said,
“At the time, I didn’t realize how special everything was, although aware certainly that there was magic in the air. …
…I believe that without memories there is no life, and that our memories should be of happy times.”
We remember her, how she brought poetry and beauty to our lives.
Now, she is off to yet another even more exciting journey. I can just see her walk along the pebble beach she loved so much, into the blue sea, far beyond our gaze.
Fly away on bright wings,
photos: from private collection, book HAPPY TIMES by Lee Radziwil, published by ASSOULINE