GO! Have fun! Get drunk on life! Be awake when in love! Don't drift away on waves of mundanity. Feed your desire! Don't numb it because people with no imagination can't deal with it.
You will love yourself for it! And so will I...
Crazy is not always crazy. A lot of times it is to be free! Funny how we brand people crazy for having the courage to come out dressed as they desired to be dressed. Speak their mind, admitting that they like something that is not commonly accepted. I say live and let live! Love and let love!
We are creatures made out of flesh and spirit that never surrenders. We defy fate. We defy the end. For our hearts beat beyond the body. They are bound together. Booming through thousands of years. Laughing at pain. Showering hatred with love. With every strike we grow bigger. Stronger. United we stand. Never surrendering to evil. We rather fall, united. Connected. Always.
Beautiful marble statue of a civil war era boy by John Moffitt in the Anderson mausoleum.
From find a Grave:
Tobacconist John Anderson hired Mary Cecilia Rogers, in 1838, to work in his thriving Broadway tobacco shop, which was located across from City Hall and specialized in "fin cut" chewing tobacco which was packaged as "Anderson's Solace Tobacco." Young and beautiful, Mary Rogers was there to attract male customers, it was, according to an account of the time, a "recently adopted practice of hiring pretty girls as clerks in cigar stores for the purpose of attracting 'men about town.'" When Mary Rogers murdered body was found near a cave near the shores of New Jersey, Anderson became one of the prime suspects. Of all the suspects, Anderson was the only one to give a statement which never appeared in the press; both his arrest and his statement were hushed by influential Tammany politicians who intervened on his behalf. nevertheless, Anderson's arrest prevented him from later being nominated by Tammany hall for Mayor of New York City.
New York Times 25 November 1881:
John Anderson, the well-known merchant and tobacco manufacture of this City, died in Paris on Tuesday last of pneumonia in the seventieth year of his age. He came to this City at an early age, and continued in active business up to his death. He had a country residence at Tarrytown, N.Y., and his place of business was at No. 114 Liberty-street.