The Sassy Initiative.
George throwing a bitch to the floor
Not the biggest fan of British Royalty but I love George!
Paul McCartney and girlfriend Jane Asher, Denver, April 6, 1967
Thanks to every follower of this blog, you all are part of this :) It’s been great since I started this Tumblr blog, I appreciate every like, reblog, message and kind words. Thanks a lot! :)
I got a message in the inbox asking me what are my thoughts on Linda McCartney. I was about to reply, but decided it would be better to do it in a text post. Sorry, this is going to be long, it is kind of hard to put everything I feel for Linda into words. Here I go:
I knew about Linda too late. By the time I started discovering what a great woman she was, almost six years had passed since she left. It all started by seeing her photographs, both those taken of her and the amazing photographic work she did. From that, she impressed me deeply. Then, I read her interviews, her biography, everything about her. And that’s when I knew she would become more than a celebrity I admired. She became my role model in all ways.
She was a fantastic mother, wife, photographer, cook and always stood up for animal rights. That last part was definitely life-changing for me. I have always loved animals, but her love for them inspired me even more. It is a matter of taking a look at the pictures of her holding an animal: it didn’t matter if it was a chicken, a dog, a horse, a goat…she always had the same love for them in her eyes. I decided to support animal rights as much as I could and since then I’ve helped dogs, cats and even a mouse! I’ve given donations for animal causes and, of course, tried to be a veggie. It was one of the worst emotional pains I’ve had when the doctors told me I couldn’t go on with a diet with 0% of meat. Since then, I’ve tried to continue as much as I can, in loving memory of Linda and for the sake of animals.
She was a woman who knew how to balance everything. She continued with her passion for photography at the same time she learned how to play an instrument to join the love of her life in his own passion and, of course, managed to raise four lovely children who even with all the stress fame can cause, knew the real love and unity of a family.
Talking about fame, it never changed her really. Despite everything, she kept true to herself, never taking any bad word people threw to her to make her change or fall. Linda was a very strong person, and that’s one of the things I admire the most of her.
This strenght was present all through her life, even on her last years, when her battle against cancer was, as Paul himself said, a true nightmare. She gave everything of herself to fight. Unfortunately, the battle wasn’t meant for her to win. And I must say, even if I never met her, even if some people may think I am being a fanatic or crazy, that has been one great loss for me. To think I will never have the chance to meet her, I will never talk to her and tell her how much she means to me, totally breaks my heart.
Yes, Linda McCartney, in a way, made me a better person. Thanks to her, I learned many things and I keep learning from her.
Wherever she is now, I have nothing else to say to her than: Thanks, lovely Linda, thanks for the time you were in this world and tried to make it a little better. Surely, you got to do it. I love you Linda!