Photo by Stephanie

November 1, 2007


By Stephanie


She is the beautiful actress.  Though years past the peak of her most magnificent glory, she gets up every day and prepares her elegant face for guests.  She is torn between her aches and pains which worsen daily and her need and desire to be in the spotlight.  She has to be stronger today than in younger years, and her challenges grow each passing year.   Desperate for the tourist dollar, she welcomes the cruise ships that poison her waters and flood her islands.


She is tremendously rich and desperately poor at the same time.  She is beauty, she is strength, she is magnificence, and she is fantasy.  The very elements she needs to exist are drowning her – how much longer until she slips away in sadness?

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