Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Let's Smooth Things Over

Yesterday we had friends over for dinner. The Boy Scout outdid himself with wonderful Indian food. We had chicken tikka marsala, a fabulous curry cauliflower and a cucumber tomato salad with cilantro and mint. The one thing he did not make was naan so I headed over to one of our favorite Indian restaurant to pick that up.

Around 4:00 I made my way through the crowds of our busy and bustling downtown area. The summer out-of-towners are here. I was waiting for the light to change just outside a store called Blue Moon, which is geared towards very young gals with a leaning towards boho. I love me some boho so I stop in on occasion but it's rare I ever buy anything, mainly because most of it just doesn't cover enough of my 53 year old skin. I took notice of a small group coming out of the shop. This group consisted of a man that looked to be about 35ish and a much older gent that might have been his father...and a third person carrying two bags of Blue Moon merchandise. I did a double take just because sometimes my brain requires me to make sense of what I am looking at. On second glance I realized the third person was probably the younger gents mother. She had all that makings of a much older gal; a bit frail, partially stooped and careful steps but any other resemblance stopped there. 

This lady, who had to be in excess of 75, looked a tremendous amount like Olivia Newton John in her Xanadu days, which means approximately 30 or 35. Her plastic surgeon is to be commended for a job well done. Her skin was a taut as a chubby babies bottom. Her make up was meticulous and her plump lips sported bright cherry red. She was happy as could be with her bags and her two men by her side.

But there is something so sad to me that we have old, old people walking around with faces to look like my 30 year old daughter. I don't judge the gal....that's not what this is about. I just feel sad that our society breeds discontent and contempt for the elderly and what comes with it. I am sorry that it is not uncommon for young women to spend thousands of dollars doing what they call "preventative" cosmetic procedures in order not to look any older than 20 something.  

I don't know what else to say about that. If you have had procedures, please know that I am not criticizing...just observing. I buys creams and potions to lessen the wrinkles. I am not immune but wouldn't it be nice if we all thought wrinkles were well earned and beautiful?




Okay....so a little humor









7 comments:

  1. People can try to "look" as young as they want on the outside but there's no getting away from the actual physical and health realities of an aging body. 75 is still 75.

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  2. I've never had work done, BUT! I would seriously love to get botox on my forehead. I've always had 2 lines right in the middle that look like the number 11. The older I get, the more I notice that it's starting to resemble the number 111. lol I would never get botox tho. I've noticed that the people who have gotten these injections look frozen...sorta like Stepford wive's. Loved the cartoons! Thanks for the laugh.

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    1. The elevensies are a bitch. I got so tired of my family asking me if I was grumpy. "NO! I just look this way!"
      Have a great day Lolly♥

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  3. The best part of getting old is that my eyes are bad enough that I can hardly see the wrinkles.

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    1. Oh my goodness! So true! Then once in awhile I approach a mirror with my readers on and am shocked at the old lady staring at me.

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  4. I feel the same way. It really is too bad that we have such a negative view of getting older.

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