Friday, July 27, 2007
Red Hat and Purple Dress
Image from Red Hat Shopping.
Here's a little something for your Saturday morning pleasure.
Sometimes when I'd think (with no small regret) about getting old, T. S. Eliot's words from "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" would come to mind:
I grow old … I grow old …
I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled.
But those words never really satisfied me, because I wanted something more appropriate to an aging woman. I've been searching, and I've found it!
From "Warning" by Jenny Joseph:
When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
With a red hat which doesn't go, and doesn't suit me.
And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
And satin sandals, and say we've no money for butter.
Suits me better than Eliot, don't you think?