signs of aging
When I have to bend down, I always look around carefully to see if there isn't something else I should be doing as long as I'm down there. I hope the cheerleaders from high school also have to do this now.
I'm traveling today. Back to my hometown. Each time I make this trip, more and more about Long Island seems foreign to me. More traffic than last time. Not much chance I'll see someone I knew once. And if I do, will we recognize each other?
The teenage girl sitting on the couch in front of my desk had just declared, "I never want to be old. How awful will that be!" Before I asked her to define the word, I waited to listen to peers surrounding the couch. They concurred: No, it will not be good to be old!
After all the years we have spent looking into mirrors, why is it that we didn't have a clue what was going to happen to our bodies after age 50?
On many levels there is no such thing as innate beauty. Beauty is molded by society -- by the advertising, fashion, and cosmetic industries. We live in a society of billboards and ads, photo-shop and Botox. We are trained to believe that size 2 is perfect, while most healthy women in America fit into a size 12.