December 8, 2015
The lady who lost her ‘sparkle’: My NEW Taki’s column
I can’t image how the comments could possibly be “JOOOOO!”-y. They will however be very “No Girls Allowed in the Tree House”…
This week I felt the full force of menopause upon my brain when the controversial Pirelli calendar made the news; after seeing Amy Schumer’s entry, it took me three whole days to think, “Well, it IS a tire company…” L’esprit de l’escalier? Hell, what’s French for this thing?
So it was with decidedly mixed feelings that I pondered another “news” item this week:
“The judge considering the right to die of a woman known only as C weighed up her obsession with her own beauty, her fear of ageing and the loss of her ‘sparkle,’ and decided that she must have mastery over her own dialysis treatment. If she didn’t want it, that was her choice. Reading the judgment, you could be forgiven for thinking that this is no great loss to the species.”