Monday, October 14, 2013
I go to the beat of my own drummer and I make no excuses. ~ Miss Kris
Our youth-obsessed world seems to be terrified of growing older, doesn't it? A few weeks ago Cher was on David Letterman, I believe it was. I watch very little television, but when I saw a preview of the show with her on it I decided to tape it on the DVR so I could get a look at her. I haven't paid much attention to her in years, but I've heard how she obsessively tries to keep age away by nipping and tucking, and blowing some body parts up and chiseling other parts down. So as I fast-forwarded to her guest spot, I had no idea what to expect. Of course, with her being a legendary diva they couldn't have her just walk out onto the stage...they brought her down from the catwalks above, sitting on a swing. I must say, overall she still looks like the mummified version of herself that's been walking around for years but I didn't get a chance to see the backs of her hands...they're always a good indicator of age. And she had no turkey-neck at all...that truly impressed me because so many other Hollywood ladies have been tightened up to the point of ripping if they smile, but still have all the wrinkles and prominent neck-chords down below chin-level. They try to camouflage it by having their hair cut and brushed strategically to try and hide it but we know it's there. I don't think I've ever seen anyone other than Cher who's been able to have that part of their body "youth-ified". My goodness...why bother? Why go to all that expense? I know, I know...people will say "Mind your own business!" and tell me to go jump in a lake. But I'm one of those who's decided to age with grace, to let Nature take its natural course. The lines in my chin area are becoming more and more pronounced, my hair is silvery-white, I have the beginning of faint spots on the backs of my hands, my skin is beginning to lose some of its elasticity. So what? I think I'd more afraid of looking like Cher in my late 60s or having a lip-job backfire like it did on Lisa Rinni and Meg Ryan than I am to face the mirror each morning. I don't want to look spooky to the point of not needing a mask on Halloween. I want to look natural and let God's handiwork be my beauty routine. All natural, no frills. Just me, the way He intended me to be. What is so wrong with that?