Wednesday, January 21, 2009

REFLECTIONS IN A MIRROR

I began my morning with my usual AM routine; wake up, wash face, brush teeth, shower...etc. After I finished my hygiene routine, I began applying make-up. As I was doing this I realized that I had performed all of my routine tasks without once looking at myself...oh, I had looked at legs and feet while drying and my hair, while blow drying it...and even while applying my make-up; oh, yeah, I glanced at my face while applying moisturizer, even glanced at myself while applying my Bare Essentials but I had not LOOKED AT MYSELF!

I don't know what made me do it; but, I put down my face brush and just stared at myself; I mean I really looked at my face. Imagine my surprise when an old woman was looking back at me! OH, MY! Where in the world did those wrinkles around my eyes come from? WHAT IS UP with all the age spots? When did I get so many?! JOWLS!!! I have jowls now??? What the!!!!

I am 58 and every year of it! Not a thing I can do about my face...well, I could go "Hollywood" and get work done and I don't condemn anyone that feels it's right for them; but let's face it; I'll still be 58 and looking younger won't MAKE me younger and add years to my life! No, I'll just have to suck it up and realize that this is Jackie; every wrinkle, every age spot, and YES even the jowls! And what the heck, I had a BLAST getting here, that's for sure!

1 comment:

Erika Hall said...

to quote one of Leslie's ancestors:

“Years wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.”

Douglas MacArthur

To my young mentor, with a hug!