pain is the staff of life

Death of romance

Posted in Uncategorized by ruthanzo on October 23, 2011

Painting of Jane Digby by C. Haag

Isabelle Eberhardt

Obama’s women’s team of foreign policy makers, Hill Sam and Sue must not be fans of those louche 19th cent. ‘orientalists’ Isabelle Eberhardt and Jane Digby. The Swiss-born Eberhardt, an explorer and writer, drowned in the Algerian desert at 27 and the British beauty Digby, after many romantic liaisons (some yielding children) married a Syrian Sheik 20 yrs her junior (she was 46 and no ‘virgin’) and embraced the nomadic life moving about the desert by camel train and living in a tent which is what I was hoping Condi R. would do after Gaddafi admitted to having a crush on her (Liza, I have enough dye for both of us!) It’s too late for that now.
Here are wikip entries for these 2 exotic women.Jane Digby Isabelle Eberhardt


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  1. Demoiselles de Moyenne Orient said, on October 23, 2011 at 11:05 am

    And Gertrude Bell who was pan arabic way before that T.E. ( Shaw) Lawrence

  2. zz dans le meteo said, on October 23, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    That’s a long long black veil.
    … and drowned in the sands , I can see the poetic attractions, but pound for pound……

  3. peterclarkson said, on October 24, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    I guess that is what they mean by ‘hair that you can sit on’?

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