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"She looks good for her age."  How many times have you heard someone say that?  Either she looks good or she doesn't, what's age got to do with it?  Why have women bought into that "gotta look young forever" mentality, desperately seeking the fountain of youth? 
 
The way I see it, by the time we've reached sixty we've lived three-quarters of our lives, and anything past eighty is frosting on the cake.  So what's wrong with embracing our image no matter what stage we're at, be it twenty, forty, sixty or eighty?

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I'm linking up with Ivy Walker at "Uncharted" for Six Sentence Stories
The cue this week is "AGED"
Come and read more Six Sentence Stories, and share one of your own!

16 comments:

  1. very true… and, in the delightfully contradictory way that much of life's wisdom has of being available to those who are ready and pretty much only those (people). nice little six!

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    1. Thanks Clark. We can fight it or face it, either way age comes to us all. We might as well learn to make peace with that.

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  2. I agree with you wholeheartedly except when I look in the mirror in the morning.

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    1. Ahh yes, I know that feeling, Old Egg. It hits me too. Sometimes I wonder who that face belongs to, it sure doesn't feel like it should be mine! I am ok with my age though, I am comfortable with who I am now, though it would be nice if people came with batteries that could be plugged in to recharge! :-)

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  3. Absolutely! But I can't say I mind hearing someone say it... ;)

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    1. That's true Lisa, we like to hear that we look good, but it would be nice if it wasn't implying that we look younger than our actual age. All ages have a beauty of their own!

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  4. Amen! Such a double standard ...aging is a natural process...

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    1. That's so true, Ivy. Women spend so much time, money, and energy fighting the inevitable reality of aging. We need to learn to see it as something to accept and even welcome. In many ways I have found being older as freeing me from that obsession with appearance.

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  5. It's also something that is rarely said about men. Annoying.

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    1. You made an excellent point! We often speak of men who are a bit older as mature, handsome, attractive without adding on that "for his age" bit. What if we all just learned to look inside a bit and see the beauty of each person we encounter. The surface is so irrelevant to what's inside.

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  6. Women have always been expected to look their very best and when they age...like men, there is only so much they can do if they just want to be themselves and not have all kinds of special treatment and surgeries to try and keep up the youthful look as long as possible.They should be able to age naturally and not spend their life trying to please everyone with their looks.After all, beauty is only skin deep, it's the deeper part that really matters.

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    1. You are so right Jessie. We've got the concept of beauty confused with a. youthful appearance. Beauty means so much more, and comes in all shapes, forms, and at all ages. I think that maturity brings on a beauty all its own.

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    1. Thanks Gail! Today's concept of beauty (overt sexuality even in very young teens) makes me just ill. That's not beauty, we've lost the ability to see what is beautiful in each and every living person and created thing. You can see it, I know that from the writings and photos that you've shared!

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