Maya Angelou, you will be missed. (via hydeordie)
"Robert loved those slippers. No matter how sick Robert was, he still worked very hard to present himself well. I just remember these slippers so much from the end of his life, he was very proud of them, and I admired them. I have them and [wanted to take] a photograph of them to give to people so they can see Robert’s slippers through the photograph. I guess I have sort of a catholic streak in me because the idea of the relic—I look at some of these photographs like second- and third-class relics where they weren’t of the saint, they didn’t belong to the saint, but they speak of the saint. Of course, Robert was no saint, but he was a great artist and great artists have their place in my saintly pantheon."