“Time may be a great healer, but it’s a lousy beautician.” (Dorothy Parker)
I’ve written about this before; the term ‘anti-ageing’. How can you be anti-ageing? The world isn’t really full of older women wagging their fingers and complaining
“I may be ageing, but I’m agin it!”
Down with that sort of nonsense. Ageing happens, just like the sun rises, but I think the problem is the term rather than the event. In my blog “Dont Get Old” I conclude that while ageing is fine, we should try not to get old. That’s a different matter altogether, and I wish there was a better, more globally accepted term for it that doesn’t reek of political correctness.
Synonyms for ageing include:
Where’s the respect? All these young whipper snappers are forever coming up with new buzz words – I won’t use examples, because chances are, they’re already passé (Preach!) It’s not all negativity and wrinkles in my online thesaurus; there’s also:
Nice, but…who wants to be nice? Since hitting fifty last July, I’ve had the biggest revelation of my life: most of the rules haven’t been rules at all; the unbridled joy of not caring is one of the best things about hitting so-called ‘middle age’. And when you don’t care, you don’t worry, and when you don’t worry you don’t get lines, so it’s all good. But even if you do get lines – who cares? I like that things get simpler. You know how you feel when you come down from a complete meltdown? When someone has chilled your beans (I am so young at heart) and you realize all is actually well with the world…that’s my middle-aged feeling, and I like it. So please, tell me: do I sound like a woman on the road to hell? A woman beginning to wane, wear out…do you think I may be fading into the wallpaper or crumbling into uselessness? Now that we’ve got that sorted out, I have a challenge for you: come up with a term to replace ‘Anti Ageing.’ Old age is not a crime. Here at ANU, we want to talk about the benefits of our products in a healthier light; we’re not anti-ageing, but we are pro-health. I promise if there’s a good one in the comment box, we’ll use it!
On that note, I’ll leave you with Tip No. 10 in Look magazine’s top ten awesome makeup tips for older women:
Do not be tempted to contour – leave it to those with time to waste and who don’t mind being laughed at in in public.’
That’s a bit mean, but I did open this blog with a quote from Dorothy Parker – she didn’t pull her punches either, and now that we are the NEW Middle Aged, and anti Anti-ageing, that’s just the way we roll these days.
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