R.I.P. Debbie Reynolds, who has passed away at the age of 84 – one day after her daughter Carrie Fisher died.
I saw this pic, and up from the depths of my brain bubbled a wholly inappropriate image: somewhere, in some afterlife, Carrie Fisher is good-naturedly chewing out Debbie Reynolds for trying to upstage her.
It’s a moment before she’s here and then she’s there. She can’t see anything, really, and it’s all quite vague, but then through the mist, Debbie hears it–
“Oh my god, Mom. Can’t I even die?!”
–and she laughs, cries, and laughs again because Carrie’s smiling as she shakes her head and closes the distance between them.
“Never you mind that, darling,” Debbie says, pulling her into a hug. “Just wait until I tell you what they’re saying about you. It’s wonderful.”