We are quick to mourn the “loss” of beauty. However, when we consider life to be a gift, a temporary gift, and can appreciate every stage of our lives, then there is no such thing as faded beauty, there is just the ever present now, in all its radiant glory. It is so sad that we often cannot appreciate the beauty, for instance, of a face that has lived long and achieved much, simply by living.
Think Georgia O’Keefe:
Think Liv Ullmann:
As Danny Miller said in 2006:
Oh, how grateful I am that this brilliant actress has never gone under the knife and transformed herself into one of those taut-skinned wrinkle-free cat-eyed robots with tattooed lip liner, teeth as unnaturally white as her patent leather Manolo Blahniks, and casaba melons stuffed down her Danskin. Even when Liv Ullmann was considered a Hot Babe in Hollywood, she fought with her handlers over her image.