That was me back in the 1970's traveling through the south. Presently I'm very settled in the west. Much has happened in between that time and today. This is my personal blog, I don’t do much editing and I won’t split hairs over split infinitives and that kind of stuff. It'll be musings and ramblings with a point that won't poke your eye out. But it might make you blink.
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have no patience with other people's vanity because it is offensive to our own.
- Francois de la Rochefoucauld (1613 – 1680)
is not all about me.I offer myself up
as a prime example but I'm not an expert on the subject. Let’s be honest—I’m not the only one doing it.We all age.
This isn’t so much about beauty
either, this is about vanity.Pure and
simple, we’re all vain.As social
creatures it is a natural instinct.And
like any other natural instinct it can be abused (to either extreme) and it can
some of my best decisions have been made under the close scrutiny of my
vanity.Truth be told, I didn’t want to
be a middle-aged bitter drunk with smoker’s breath.Okay, so accuse me of vainglory if you
will—but overall I’m better off for the decision to stop drinking and quit
smoking cigarettes (I loved cigarettes).As it turned out, I’m middle-aged, mildly bitter and have fresh
Fonda is my icon.Who doesn’t love Jane
Fonda at any age?Yes, yes, we don’t all have the
Fonda resources to battle the lines and gravity as well as she does and she
admits to doing it and why she did it, “I wanted to look more like how I feel.”She
doesn't do it to lie about her age or to deceive anyone into believing that she is
younger than she is. It makes her feel good about herself. Vanity is a very real
life boys and girls.Jane took care of
herself going way back, before Ted talked her into the boob job (which I don’t
think she regrets) and she considered very carefully before going forward with
any procedure.I noticed that she hasn’t
“done” too much to her eyes (also known as the ‘windows to the soul’).She worked the fitness game, she earned a
living at it, made her mistakes and at times she teetered on woo-woo but never
went too far.She’s an experiential
woman who will not rest on yesterday’s looks.
in my mind’s eye, has always looked great.At 74 years old she says that she is the happiest that she has ever
been.Now that gives me reason to get out of bed and touch
my toes in the morning.