She Didn’t Cut Up Her Face

The cardboard has ridges, wrinkles, stains, and rips along the edges.

It reminds me of my face and body, how quickly they have succumbed to the elements, to time.

But my spirit burns brightly. The flame is stronger than it’s ever been.

That is a huge compensation. Maybe even an advantage.

That last statement was said with my tongue in my cheek. It is more than mere compensation: it is a wonderful advantage.

And why should I say my body succumbed? I am excited, creative ~ totally engaged with life.  I have triumphed, and my face and body are a visual map of just that.

Water Stains

Ava Gardner was the most beautiful woman in the world, and it’s wonderful that she didn’t cut up her face. She addressed aging by picking up her chin and receiving the light in a better way. And she looked like a woman. She never tried to look like a girl.
……….~ Sharon Stone

I didn’t want to let women down. One of the stereotypes I see breaking is the idea of aging and older women not being beautiful.
……….~ Annie Leibovitz

We are not victims of aging, sickness and death. These are part of scenery, not the seer, who is immune to any form of change. This seer is the spirit, the expression of eternal being.
……….~Deepak Chopra

About CarolWiebe

Art entices, inspires, and delights me. Art is a vehicle for laughter, tears, wonder, enlightenment--taking me on a constant path of discovery. You can't say that about housework (except, perhaps, for the crying part).
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4 Responses to She Didn’t Cut Up Her Face

  1. Deb Sims says:

    I like to think our skin and hair get thinner as we age so our inner flame shines through more brightly. Every age has its beauty, none more so than a soul that has crossed many rivers, traveled many paths and found joy and light and life along the way. One of these days my molecules will return to the cosmos to light another flame.

  2. Carol Boyer says:

    I see all my wrinkles as evidence of growth and experience. They give me the wisdom and courage to be more honest and say it like it is and not sugar coat the things that need to be said out loud.

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