“Seventy. Merely a number but one indicating the passing of a significant percentage of the allotted sand in an egg timer, with oneself the darn egg. The grains pour and I find myself missing the dead more than usual.”

I don’t have to look nice for anybody,” she says. “I feel like at my age I can do whatever I want, pretty much, as long as I don’t hurt anybody and that includes dressing the way I want, everywhere I go.”

On the subject of #MeToo, she looks at the big picture: “I find myself more concerned about the terrible atrocities against women globally. I just think, again, we have to examine what is an atrocity and what is an insult and what is somebody being a pain in the ass.”