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aarp, it's a good thing.

you know you're getting old when you get out of the shower and look forward to putting your wet hair in a turban towel wrap...

because your forehead wrinkles magically disappear.

yes, aging can be a disturbing fact of life (and perhaps my turning 40 this year is the impetus), but part of me is completely o.k. with it. i actually like the fact that i'm going grey. and getting older has made me more comfortable in my own skin..i embrace life more, i don't worry so much about looks, and i appreciate little things that may have gone unnoticed in my younger years. this revelation has only prompted me to go directly to netflix upon hitting 'return' to this post to rent the movie 'in praise of older women,' the first movie (aside from 'the graduate') that introduced me to the notion of mature sexuality. i distinctly remember watching these films without my parent's consent, and by today's standards, they're fairly harmless, but i feel a twinge of guilt, even now, for having those first lustful thoughts during my childhood.

it's at times like this i'm thankful my mom doesn't read my journal..she'd ground me for sure.


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Jan. 23rd, 2006 05:03 am (UTC)
goin' grey
yeah, been grey for quite a while now. didn't really bother me til i got a whole lotta grey, then i looked in the mirror and felt so old... not to mention the ex who really aged me... but the thing that freaked me out was when the pubes when grey. hadn't thought of that til it actually happened! "Holy Surprises, Batman!"

bon chance et merde on the art entry. i hope you win. that would be so wonderful for you to live in nyc for a year!!!!
Jan. 23rd, 2006 06:29 pm (UTC)
Re: goin' grey
the pubes???? oh lawdy, say it ain't so..
i so owe you a big stinkin' email. sorry. i've been a wee stressed with this entry. i'll know in late april either way..

and just for the record...you don't a look a day over 21 and a half!
Jan. 25th, 2006 10:36 pm (UTC)
Re: goin' grey
thanks, b, and back atcha too! you're a babe, baby!
Jan. 23rd, 2006 05:49 am (UTC)
I've seen pictures, my dear and you are gorgeous. Having reached my 40's myself, though, I can empathize. I don't FEEL my age, however, and sometimes it seems like a cruel joke to look in the mirror and see what I don't FEEL like on the inside. Luckily it doesn't happen overnight and is a gradual progression.
Jan. 23rd, 2006 06:36 pm (UTC)
so TRUE. my heart still feels like a nervous little twirp most days. but, the hormones and sagging bits tell me otherwise..

lucky for me though...i'm the youngest of 5 children. i can ALWAYS say i'm younger than SOMEone!!!
Jan. 23rd, 2006 06:46 pm (UTC)
Haha! I am the youngest of 4. If I feel badly about getting old, all I have to remind myself is about how my older brothers must feel.
Jan. 23rd, 2006 05:47 pm (UTC)
aw, lady, you're so beautiful in & out :)

sorry we were a missed connection this weekend, buuut.. dont you worry. i'll be bugging you next time ;)
Jan. 23rd, 2006 06:38 pm (UTC)
oooooh, i'm sorry we missed each other lady!!!!
you'll be back. hee hee.
montrose farmer's market is caaaaaaaaaaaaalling you.

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