Thursday, September 23, 2010
Alphabe Thursday, Aging gracefully
Welcome to a whole new round of Alphabe Thursday hostessed by Jenny at jennymatlock.blogspot.com
It is just starting, so feel free to join in and be inspired to write about a new letter of the alphabet every week.
This weeks letter is A and my topic is Aging Gracefully....Ok, lets get down to business here....I don't know if anything is graceful about the way I am aging. What does it mean? Is it acceptance? Is it compliance? Does it mean that I should put away my bikini underwear and accept that from now on I will only wear granny panties?
Should I cut my hair because I am past the age where long hair is flattering? Should I shop in the "set" department of Macy's and try to dress my age?
I think not....With all sincerity I promise you there will be no "too short" cut offs and blue eyeshadow and I still will comport myself with some sense of style.
I will embrace my wrinkles, especially the ones from smiling. I have earned them, they are mine, uniquely me. I still will play hide and seek with the kids outside on a summer night and run to touch the tree and be free for all I am worth. I will make snow angels and sled down a hill with the best of them, broken hips and all that be darned.
I have to age, I am aging, but why do I have to do it gracefully....Can I just go down in a blaze of fire if I choose to? Forget the pearls and white hair, I want to be a real character. If the spirit moves me, I want to sing full volume in a crowded place. I want to wear orange and lots of jewelry. I want to feel like I did when I was a kid, that anything is possible and an adventure is just around the corner..Because in my heart, I really think it is and I am going to find it. Gracefully? I have never been graceful and I dont intend to start now.........