The Curious Autodidact

May 19, 2015

Doris Lessing’s Thoughts on Aging

Filed under: women heroes,Word Related — Honilima @ 8:55 pm

All one’s life as a young woman one is on show, a focus of attention, people notice you. You set yourself up to be noticed and admired. And then, not expecting it, you become middle-aged and anonymous. No one notices you. You achieve a wonderful freedom. It’s a positive thing. You can move about unnoticed and invisible.

Doris Lessing, novelist, poet, playwright, Nobel laureate (1919-2013)

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