I love the way many older women pay great attention to their hair styles.For me this is a sign of vitality and spirit. Both my grandmothers would have their hair blown dry and set, a few times a week. It wasn’t until my grandma Bluma’s final few months that she cared little about her appearance. When Bluma was sick I used to comb her hair back and bring the mirror to her. She would smile every time. Style is not only the clothes we put on, but how we carry and present ourselves.
I stopped the woman above while she was walking uptown with her daughter. I asked if I could take her picture and her daughter remarked, ” I was just telling her how beautiful she is. Everywhere we go people stop her. She has a spark in her.”