To Orwell Today,
re: Reader sends photo of Princess Diana Memorial Walk


Here is another photo from England that I thought you could use on your website. The picture quality is not that great as I am just a tourist snapping photos:

JFK Ripley

It is a picture of JFK made out of butterflies. It was given to Ripley as a gift. We saw this in the Ripley's Believe It Or Not museum in London, England.

The caption beside it said, "JFK IN BUTTERFLIES: Enrique Ramos continues to redefine our conception of art with this portrait of John F Kennedy rendered in butterflies."

Hope you can use this,
Carrie DeLeeuw

Greetings Carrie,

Thanks so much for sending that photo of JFK IN BUTTERFLIES. It's the first I've ever heard of its existence, BELIEVE IT OR NOT!

The quality of the photo is actually very good - even with the flash showing in the right eye, which is symbolically close to where JFK was fatally shot on the right side of the forehead, on November 22nd, 1963.

That butterfly picture of JFK brings to mind images described by a six-year-old boy who saw the president die. He was with his mother and father at Dealey Plaza:

"...On the second or third shot I recollect very clearly and vividly thinking it was confetti coming from the car - which as I know now was the president's head being shot. Shortly after the car went past us everything started going crazy. Also at that time Mrs Kennedy started moving and she had a bunch of roses on her lap. I saw the roses moving and I saw her moving around. I had just seen this confetti and the loud popping of what seemed to be firecrackers...."

JFK Roses Jackie

The 46th anniversary of JFK's assassination at age 46 (meaning he's been gone now for as long as he was alive) is coming up soon. I'll share your butterflies photo with "Orwell Today" readers, in remembrance of JFK.

All the best,
Jackie Jura

PS - Every year, on the anniversary, I like to post the poem by deputy sheriff Roger Craig, who was also there at Dealey Plaza on that day. It can be recited to the tune of "Glory, Glory, Hallelujah!" officially known as "Battle Hymn of The Republic" which was adapted from the Civil War marching song "John Brown's Body lies a-mouldering in the grave" and was a favourite of President Abraham Lincoln:

JFK Grave Flame
"Our President is lying there cold beneath his flame
He is calling out for vengeance and to do so in his name
To keep the peace forever and erase our nation's shame
His dream goes marching on"
JFK Flame Eternal JFK Grave Jackie
(died 46 years ago at age 46)
EvelynLincoln Bk JFK Sec'y Lincoln
Evelyn Lincoln devoted her life to Camelot
(preserving truth of JFK's goodness)
& 4.Old World Destruction

Jackie Jura
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