She pondered the three archetypal stages of female ageing: maiden, matron, and crone. At age 20, she had been in Italy studying the art of food. At 40, she had been travelling in the Middle East as a museum curator. Now at 70, she was running a book club and feeling no more a crone than she had felt a maiden at age 20. As she stepped out the door feeling as eager for the day as she had years ago, she decided that slicing life into three exact categories was an antiquated, archaic way of thinking.
! Remark: “Mind Fragment” posts are fictitious prose, and none of them is about me.