Rest in Peace Desi Arnaz
» (March 2, 1917 – December 2, 1986)
In 1986, Desi Arnaz died of lung cancer in his Del Mar home, which he had received in the divorce decree 27 years earlier. Director William Asher shared a story with Palm Springs Life that best illustrates the heart and soul of the union between the famous comedienne and her hot blooded Cuban lover.
“She visited him in Del Mar a week before he died,” Asher reveals. “By this time his ailments included emphysemia and the colostomy he’d had for a couple of years. Desi was out of it, disoriented. When it came time for Lucy to leave, Desi said, ‘Where are you going?’ “I’m going home,” Lucy responded.
“You are home,” Desi said.
Shame is some tricky shit, ain’t it? Makes you feel like you wanna change, and then beats you back down when you think you can’t.
Forgive yourself for not being at peace. The moment you completely accept your non-peace, your non-peace is transmuted into peace. Anything you accept fully will get you there, will take you into peace. This is the miracle of surrender.
Tiffany & Co. Arms from the Robert M. Lee Collection. See more from the collection here.
Top Photo: Colt Single Action Army Tiffany & Co. Revolver, popularly known as a Third Generation Colt Single Action Army.
Bottom Photo:Smith & Wesson Presentation and Exhibition Frontier Tiffany & Co. Revolver, circa 1892-93.
We ate well and cheaply and drank well and cheaply and slept well and warm together and loved each other.