Monday, March 30, 2009

Aging Disgracefully?

This was sent to me by my friend Terry (okay, technically she's my little sister's best friend, but I've known Terry since she was a kid and she's like a sister to me, too.) I love her, even though she laughed her tiny little ballerina-sized arse off when I entertained her and my sister in the Big City when they were fourteen and Oh So Cool and Bored by Everything and I was way cooler because I was a sophisticated eighteen-year-old with her own job and apartment. I was determined to show them a good time, and it demonstrates my level of sophistication and how far (so very far) I had yet to go when my first thought was to take two teenage girls to.....the Planetarium.

They put on a brave face, but their body language betrayed their feelings when they flung themselves into their seats, arms folded, heads down. The lights dimmed, the cushy seats tipped back, and as the narrator droned on and on in a soothing, melodious baritone, I fell into a deep sleep. Unbeknownst to me, I proceeded to snore and snort all through the presentation, to the complete delight of my two young companions. Rather than waking me they watched me instead of the history of the galaxy unfolding above our heads, and shrugged and giggled as other patrons turned to stare, they later admitted. They "practically peed our pants laughing" and declared, as the credits rolled, that they had had the Best Time Ever. Always happy to entertain....

Seasons of Beauty
Aging Gracefully
The original post is at Daily OM

We tend to associate youth with beauty, but the truth is that beauty transcends every age. Just as a deciduous tree is stunning in all its stages—from its full leafy green in the summer to its naked skeleton during winter and everything in between—human beings are beautiful throughout their life spans....(follow the link above to read the rest)



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3 comments:

Bush Babe said...

That was gorgeous!!! I agree so wholeheartedly about the inner glow in the autumn years. Not enough credence is given to this kind of beauty.

Of course, I am not celebrating my lovely grey hairs yet. The battle continues!!!
:-)
BB

Debby said...

In honor of your blog post, I celebrated my stray chin hair. Gave it a little party. I'm pretty sure that he has invited friends. They'll be popping in later.

A Novel Woman said...

HAHAHAHAHA!!!

I guess after chemo, any new hair is cause for a celebration. Yay for stray chin hairs! Maybe he'll invite his friends, Lashes and Brows and they can all do jello shots together.