Did no one tell me about the aging process, or was I just unwilling to listen?
Wrinkles and gray hair are the obvious signs of
getting older accumulating life experience. Botox A good facial moisturizer and L’Oréal # 7 respectively can handle both. But there are so many other small signals. Who knew?
Not just the face and the butt, but knees can sag. Oh yes, they can! Move the miniskirt to the donation bin at the supermarket, please.
Eyes can stop watering. Even the best tear-jerker movie won’t elicit a drop.
Sensible shoes begin to fill the closet. And while you may hold onto a few pairs of hottie shoes with 3″ heels, you also know your maximum time allowable on those 3 inches. And you bring a back up pair of shoes for when you have reached your limit.
You wake up at the same time each day, regardless of whether it’s a weekday or a weekend. “Sleeping in” might mean 6:30 am or – decadence! – even 8:00 am!
What is the point of aging gracefully? So that younger folks can momentarily say “Wow! She looks great for her age!”, right before they head out to the club for a night of dancing?
To hell with Botox! I’m going to wear my wrinkles with pride! They come from laughing and smiling. And sensible shoes and skirts past the knees can still dance, albeit in the Carlton/Fresh Prince mode. Like a deep and full red wine, I vote for improving with time.
(Remind me of that in 5 years when my knees are near my ankles.)