— Noted.

Obit: Maria Teresa de Filippis.


Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images, from nytimes.com


I’m adding a new category to the blog today. It may seem a little dark, but I occasionally check in on the Obits section of The New York Times, namely to find the more obscure lives lived. I find them reassuring, that celebration of living a life passionately about something, no matter how unconventional.

Maria Teresa de Filippis, Pioneer of Auto Racing, Dies at 89

“Weighing barely 100 pounds when she raced, she drove a rocketlike Maserati 250F that had been modified for her slight frame.”

Submit comment