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.
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.