George Bernard Shaw said, “Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children.”
So you’ve got a few wrinkles and maybe a little gray in your hair, but when you get up in the morning you still think you’re twenty years old. That’s very common! We healthy senior women are continuing to look better and better for longer and longer. Yet, we still feel tortured and put upon by the ads and commercials that play into the youthful culture and say that beauty is in the eyes of a youngster and once you’re old, you’re out.
But think of those wrinkles and where they came from. Life hands you a lot — and the more you live, the more time gravity has to take its toll. It’s not a sign of ugliness at all. Quite the contrary, it’s a sign of having lived, having loved, having served, having experiences, having good times and having some bad ones.
Young people are in for some big shocks in their lives. Remember when you wore flowers in your hair and danced naked at Woodstock? Remember how we thought this was all life had to give us, and this was the best it would ever be? Would you really want to go back to that time? Would you want to have to grow up and go through it all again? Think about it? Isn’t what you’ve got worth a few wrinkles and a few gray hairs?
We grow older, we grow wiser, we grow facial hair and lose pubic hair. You only stay up till 2 AM cause you can’t fall asleep. You’d dance all night, but your back aches and your feet are swollen. You can do without sex, but not without your glasses. You hear your favorite song on an elevator.
There ain’t no stopping it, so we might as well enjoy it. Like Bette Davis said, “Old age ain’t no place for sissies!”