I identify with Isak Dinesen in her old age.
Instead of remembering the Out of Africa author,
self-styled and elegant Baroness Karen von Blixen,
What sticks in my brain is this awful Old Lady image:
Isak Dinesen getting off an airplane
with her pantyhose twisted, creeping down her legs.
Caught unawares in this sudden state of disarray,
the Princess Adventuress
turns into a bag lady.