Saturday, September 14, 2013

Eva Peron

We're in Argentina- of course we visited the Evita museum.  I really only knew Eva Peron from Madonna's Evita film.   The museum was small; it was housed in former house.  My husband and I were in and out in less than 30 minutes.  The museum was like Eva Peron's life, it was brief and interesting.

My takeaway: Timing is everything.

Eva was 24 years old when she met a 48 year old Juan Peron.  They were only married for 7 years, since she died of cancer at at 33 (my current age).

Again, timing is everything.  In 1944, Eva met Juan.  They fell in love.  He won the presidency in 1946.  She won the hearts of a nation.  (She championed the rights of women and the working class.) He won re-election in 1951 and she died of cancer in 1952.  From meeting until death was 1944 to 1952.

It could not have happened at any other time.  A decade earlier and Eva was only 14 years old (she never would have met/married Juan).  A decade later and Eva would have been 34 years old (an age she did not live to see).  The timing of her life was astonishing.

It's a reminder to make most of the time you have.

One of the most interesting parts of the museum were her clothes.  These were some of my favorites...

 I really loved the blue dot suit and the black dress in the corner...
And I snapped the photo of the kitchen.  I have no idea how the kitchen related to Eva Peron, other than it is a kitchen from her time in office and is IN her museum, but look at that stove...
So here's to making the most of your day!


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