The flower that colour-coded piglets and bloomed on a dead star’s lips


There is, to my knowledge, no word for the macabre desire to possess objects once owned by a star who died young. I was going to say “died tragically”, but that is a terrible expression if you consider that every death must surely be a tragedy to someone.

(Funny how you never hear the phrase “died comically”, not even when the corpse is that of a clown who drowned in a vat of custard after slipping on a banana peel.)..

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