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Monday, December 14, 2009

The unlearned lesson of Isadora Duncan, redux -Cambridgeshire teen Suzanne Cornwell killed in tragic accident

I never knew the precise details on how ballet legend Isadora Duncan died until I was living in Arlington County, and saw a book on her in one of my roommate Sandra's bedroom book shelf, one of dozens of books on ballet and ballet-related personalities, like Darci Kistler, "Mr. B." and many others. http://www.nycballet.com/index.html

That Duncan died a tragic and senseless death 14 years after her two children died as a direct result of an equally tragic and senseless accident, also involving a car, is very chilling.

The awful lesson taught by
Suzanne Cornwell's senseless death below is one I've been somewhat
hyper-vigilant about since first reading that book on Isadora Duncan and absorbing the lesson.

I've been a real stickler about extra-long scarves, purses and long jackets with girlfriends and female friends and family members for years, because it only takes one moment of inattention to lead to tragedy.

Not unlike the valuable lesson of bike helmets that I learned while living in Evanston, IL in the
80's, and regularly seeing someone slightly-older than me over at the Evanston Public Library, usually by himself at a table near the periodicals.
I eventually asked enough people about him and learned the tragic story about how his happy suburban life was turned upside down as a result of a moment's carelessness, when he chose not to wear a bike helmet on a neighborhood sidewalk.
Just "one of those things."

His health and physical abilties changed drastically for the worse forever, his family and marriage gradually disintegrated and his hip, upscale lifestyle soon became a thing of the past, replaced by hours spent reading magazines and newspapers in the public library as his day's highlight. :-(


The Daily Mail

Teenage girl killed after her scarf got tangled up in speeding go-kart during after-hours track session

By Daily Mail Reporter

December 14, 2009

A teenage girl died after her scarf got caught in a go-kart and strangled her.
Suzanne Cornwell, 18, was one of a group of people invited to a racing track for a private after-hours session.
A member of staff, who would normally have locked up by 9pm, let Suzanne, from Hardwick, near Cambridge, and her friends in and allowed them to start racing.
But Suzanne's scarf came loose, before getting caught in the engine, and cutting off her airways

Read the rest of the sad story at:

See also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isadora_Duncan

See Daily Mail update of February 8, 2012;

Girl, 18, was 'strangled to death by own scarf in freak go-karting accident'

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#HOLLYWOODFL based photographer and entrepreneur Esther Chuang with Hollywood Mayor-elect Josh Levy

Thumbs up! What a night! #HOLLYWOODFL based photographer and entrepreneur Esther Chuang with a very elated Hollywood Mayor-elect Josh Levy at his Victory Party, held at Leo Anato's Atelier3/AT3 on Harrison Street & S. 19th Avenue, Hollywood. AT3's great environment and the amazing variety of food prepared by chef Kevin Dreifuss, former owner/chef of ENDS MEAT restaurant, was SUPERB! November 8, 2016

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Above, perhaps my most-favorite photo ever of Esther, which is really saying something considering the THOUSANDS that I've actually seen of her, from all over the world. But despite the fact that you can't actually see it here, trust me, her amazing smile and inner and external beauty are there. This photo is an even more amazing achievement when you know the backstory of what it took for Esther to get to the top of the mountain, since it's NOT for the faint of heart. Next time you see her, ask her about that! Morro Dois Irmãos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on her birthday, July 10, 2015. That's the Christ The Redeemer statue way out in the horizon on the top of another mountain, to the left of her head. �� In case you forgot what the Christ the Redeemer statue looks like, up close, here's another Brazilian beauty to connect-the-dots for you: Gisele Bündchen, aka @Gisele.

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