Thursday, April 19, 2007

Wrinkles

With every lesson learned a line upon your beautiful face.
~ Indigo Girls


I was looking in the mirror today, examining 3 pimples and trying to formulate my plan of blemish attack, when I got distracted by my wrinkles.

I know what you're going to say. Wrinkles? What wrinkles? Isn't she like 26?

Yeah, I am. And I've got wrinkles. Several on my forehead, and fairly prominent laugh lines between my mouth and nose. They are especially noticeable with makeup. They appeared in the last year and are a gift from my mother. She passed them on from my grandmother. Because sharing is caring.

I have mixed feelings about them (the wrinkles, not my female relatives). I really don't mind looking older. I appreciate the way a woman's body can tell her story. In that way, I think aging can be really beautiful. On the other hand, I'm a little afraid I'm going to look like a prune by the time I'm 30.

For now, I've decided on sunscreen and acceptance. I'll let you know how that works out.

9 comments:

Cheryl said...

I think you have a good plan. I've found that wrinkles and gray hair can happen at any time in your life, not just when you get old. I got lucky in both departments and am doing well for my age. I do have what I call a crack between my eyebrows, and it's the first thing I see when I look in the mirror and I hate it. I had Botox last summer and will do it again. I keep trying to convince my cousin the dentist, to learn how to do it. I need a discount!

Rich said...

a prune by 30? Your laugh lines make you what you are. unique from others. I have been complimented on mine. and I'm... well I'm older than you.

Susanlee said...

My tanning bed addiction has given me little wrinkles around my mouth, which I've been dutifully battling this year. They are also more noticeable with makeup, luckily I don't ever wear it. I also have a collection of gray hairs on the right side of my head, that show if I'm not careful with my pony tail. I'm a lazy color-er. I also, am 26.

Bones said...

We guys have it easy. Somehow wrinkles are supposed to make women look old, but gray hairs and crows feet make men look dignified.

Maybe my dignified grays will counteract my goofy sneakers and big ass?

Maria said...

I'm also one of the lucky ones with my face. It's that Irish heritage. I have always had a really flawless complexion and very few wrinkles even at the ripe old age of 48.

It is my HAIR that gives me away. It has been salt and pepper since I was 31. I dyed it for years, but now I just wear it pretty short and even use shampoo especially formulated for oldsters with gray hair like me.

And..ok..my feet and hands give me away. I have ugly, veiny ones. If someone just saw my hands, they would think I was 83.

I laughed at your comment in my blog about me making you soft. This is nothing. Wait until you have a child and then you will turn into a sap like me, listening to Chad and Jeremy and crying over lap sitting.

One of the woman who I dated in my 30's once told me that she was sure I must be part Vulcan because I was so non-emotional and cold.

And then there was Liv. Now, I am a hopeless sentimental fool. I live for the day I say, "I TOLD YOU SO!"

Proxima said...

I like a person who lives well in their skin. Wrinkles, scars, tattoos, they tell a story.

How boring is the story "I had plastic surgery, not very, not very interesting at all. Unless it goes horribly wrong, then it's a bad story and that's just sad. Sad that they just couldn't be comfortable in their own skin in the first place, then to have to suffer additionally because of it.

-P

Robyn said...

26? Oh, just a child then. I love this approach--our faces do tell our stories, and I think aging is beautiful--nothing more ugly than an older woman pretending to be 16.

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Hey, I just read that Rent is one of your favorites. I'm going to see it in Akron tomorrow evening. OK, it's not Broadway, but I take what I can get.

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