Sunday, April 29, 2012

We Will Be Young Forever...adios Dolly (1923-2012)

What some photographs seem to capture for me at times is the hope and wonder of life, particularly after a difficult period of struggle.  Just after noon one day on a rooftop in the Bronx, family members went upstairs to have their pictures taken. The wind blows and up against the sky, they dance and pose for the camera.

Dolly loved suits and pants, and wore her beau's uniform to dance with her friend on a rooftop in the South Bronx. She was vivacious, loved music, loved to laugh. Even at the end of her life, she was able to toss a criticism that made the victim bust out laughing.

Todo cambia. Just as we are born, we are fated to go one day.

Carmen Gloria 'Dolly' Fernandez Dorrios-Picon de Fuenmayor (1923-28 April 2012)

Dolly in uniform, Bronx, NY 1940s