Thursday, August 5, 2010

Age and Grace

I wish it were easier to age gracefully. I suppose it’s all about values. The vain would certainly have trouble coping with the toll age insists on taking on the physical. Now, I may not be the usual girly type of female with a passion for the usual girly things such as makeup, shopping, fashion, et cetera, but I do like looking good, even if it’s my own idea of good. That’s my personal brand of vanity and things such as the weight and the complexion still figure into it, although thankfully I couldn’t care less about trends. I recently saw an interview with model Paulina Porizkova and she seems to have a healthy attitude about aging. She didn’t pretend to be above wanting to look good. She pointed out that she had to work hard - exercising and eating right - to stay gorgeous. She also expressed that she didn’t look as fabulous as she would have wanted, but c’est la vie. It’s all part of the process that is life and she extolled the virtues of natural beauty. The fact however is that people have their own issues and with many women, a standard of beauty rules. If cosmetic surgeons like Dr. Alan Dulin can help them get to their goals, then good for them. Far be it from me to judge. We all just deal with our own issues the way we know how.


Russ said...

Great Post. I feel we need to be happy with who we are. Then other people will also. I am already 63. I don't feel old. I look pretty good. I need a little more work. But all in all be happy with who you are.

spinninglovelydays said...

Great attitude to have, Russ. Thanks. :)

Sam said...

life doesn't suck even if you don't look good. it's about having the right attitude. and remember, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. you would still look beautiful to your husband no matter how you looked - that's love :)