Every once in awhile I see a shot of a mature woman that just stops me in my tracks, and that's the effect of the shot Scott Schuman posted on The Sartorialist this week, of an anonymous Milanesa.
She's grey and definitely not injected, lifted or fluffed. I keep returning to look at at the sparkle on her cheek and earlobe. Her scarf. The sensitivity in her face.
Dr. Natalie Zemon Davis, 82, a history and anthropology professor at the University of Toronto, recently won the Holberg International Memorial Prize, a Swedish honour that includes a $768,000 award.
The awards committee cited her as "one of the most creative historians writing today". She is donating part of her prize money to charity but did say she'd buy a new spring coat.
The attitude of the anonymous woman, the accomplishment of Dr. Zemon Davis– the qualities of these women encourage and strengthen me.