"When I am an old woman"
"I shall wear purple"
"With a red hat which doesn't go, and doesn't suit me."**
I warned my principal that I'd be going purple for my 50th birthday, in honor of Jenny Joseph's famous poem. It won't be too bright, I said; just some color over my own naturally dark brown-and-silver curls.
You probably won't even see it in certain light, I said.
I wonder if she'll be the one issuing a warning today.
It will most likely be gone in four weeks, my hairdresser said....But in the meantime, I will "make up for the sobriety of my youth."**
And maybe even learn to spit.
**"Warning" by Jenny Joseph, copyright 1962