R.I.P. Laura Palmer
July 22, 1971 – February 24, 1989
Twin Peaks Day
Every year, once a year, on February 24th we commemorate Laura Palmer’s death as well as Dale Cooper’s arrival in town. UPDATE: Here’s the 2015 Facebook event.
The Twin Peaks pilot starts on the morning of February 24, 1989. Laura Palmer died only a few hours earlier, after midnight. Watch FBI Special Agents Dale Cooper and Albert Rosenfield’s recapitulation of Laura Palmer’s final hours, a montage courtesy of Dugpa.
A tribute to the homecoming queen found wrapped in plastic, to the sounds of Portishead:
REVEREND CLARENCE: I am the resurrection and the life. He that believe’th in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live. And who shall ever live’th and believe’th in me shall never die. For none of us live’th to himself and no man die’th to himself. For if we live, we live unto the lord and if we die, we die to the lord. Whether we live therefore or we die, we are the lords. Blessed be the dead who die of the lord. Even so say’th the spirit. For they rest from their labors. The lord be with thee. Let us pray. Oh god entrust this child, Laura, to thy never failing care and love and bring us all to thy heavenly kingdom. Through the same, thy son, Jesus Christ our lord who live’th and reign’th with thee and the holy spirit. One god now and forever, amen. I baptized Laura Palmer. I instructed her in Sunday school and I, like the rest of you, came to love her with that special love that we reserve for thee headstrong and the bold. Laura was bright, she was beautiful, she was charming but most of all Laura was, I think, impatient. She was impatient for her life to begin. For the world to finally catch up to her dreams and ambitions. Laura used to say that I talked to much. I’ll not make that mistake today. Just let it be said that I loved her and I will miss her the rest of my days.
JOHNNY: Aaamen! Amen!
REVEREND CLARENCE: Thank you Johnny.