She looks to about sixty years of age. She is a big woman. Her hair is short; going-on-white; a stylish but no-nonsense cut. She is wearing black tights and a long, body-hugging sweater that sinks in at the waist and flares out to unapologetically hug her ample hips.
She stands tall to get dressed and leave; legs planted slightly apart as she dons a fashionable scarf and a warm spring coat. She talks easily and unselfconsciously with a friend as she slowly gets dressed. I am drawn to her: this is a woman who does not hesitate to use every inch of space allotted to her. This is a woman who stands out. This is a woman who appears comfortable in every single inch of her considerable body.
She looks strong: despite her size, she looks like a woman who would be strong enough to effortlessly lift a big load: a woman you could hide behind and feel protected.
I watch her and think that she is beautiful beyond measure…
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