Final Fence Note: Diane's intention was to rest atop the White House fence (a tactic she knew well), allowing much longer protest time before security intervenes. But upper body weakness (from 57 days privation) prevented this muscular ex-shrimper from pivoting, thus her awkward-looking, dangerous flop. Had she intended to reach the grass without injury, why not stop, turn, and climb down, feet first? That would have better protected this 64 year-old body. Yet, like another resourceful, unreasonable woman, Cleopatra, Diane proved "Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale/Her infinite variety."
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