Friday, March 30, 2012

Certain older women regress to infancy in their style of dress. Soft, stretchy blue pants with giant pink flowers; blouses adorned with pretty little filigrees or teddy bears, puppy dogs or flowers. It’s as though they are signaling to the world their return to innocence, their abandonment of adult sexuality, and foreshadowing their eventual senility and dependence—the opposite of motherhood.