Heath Ledger Plays the Accordion Piano

Painting by Niya Christine. Copyright

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Heath Ledger has a special place in my heart. This is him being his fabulous self. Playing the piano accordion, cigarette hanging out of his mouth. As I write this I’m listening to Mary Coughlin, “These Foolish Things.” This line: “A cigarette that bears a lipstick’s traces… An airline ticket to romantic places.. And still my heart has wings.. These foolish things remind me of you…

Anyway, Heath’s life was brilliant until it wasn’t. Until it became a tragedy involving drugs. I always felt it surprised him how out of control it got.

So I had to wrap up February with him. One of my favorite characters in life. If I had another month, I’d add Billy Holiday, Paul Newman, Truman Capote and more…

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