In appreciation: Ann Arensberg
Ann was an exemplar of the perfect gamine.
She presented in a way that revealed childlike innocence: boyish, short hair, petite, very attractive, and with exquisite taste in what she wore and how she wore it.
In one-on-one conversations, and like a natural writer, her sharp attention to the other suggested a deep interest in whomever she was with.
With her charming girlish femininity she radiated playfulness, intelligence, and a wicked sense of humor — qualities her colleagues, readers, and friends treasured.
Her perennial promise to herself was to never grow old and those who knew her appreciated that she always intended to be here and now.
I took this photo, above, of Ann and her husband, Dick Grossman, in 2013.