By Heather O.
Here’s a guest post from one of our favorite commentors, Annegb. Rock on, sister!
Olivia Newton John once said she looked at some young pictures of herself and thought, “gee, I was cuter than I thought.”
I thought about that and went back and thought, “gee I was cuter than I thought.”
Bill and I took a family picture about three years ago. I wore bright pink (I think I will be on that TLC show where they come in and make fun of your clothes and promote black and tan) and carried some roses. I hated that picture. I thought I looked like a cow. I could see the wrinkles and the cheesy faky smile.
I just surrendered to the embarrassment and passed them out. I put one up on my bulletin board by my desk, but I never look at it.
This morning I looked at my face in the magnifying mirror and thought, “oh, I’m slipping so fast.” Some of my wrinkles look like scars on my face. I have more white hairs than brown in my ever thinning eyebrows. I took my thick eyebrows so for granted.
I am one of those acne and wrinkles people going through menopause and it is not pretty.
This morning I glanced up at the bulletin board and thought, “damn. I was cuter than I thought. Damn. I’m almost hot in that picture.” I don’t see the big boobs, I see really cute eyes and a great smile and–crap, not a bad hair day.
So I want to tell you, girls, look at that picture you took this year and try to pretend you are nothing but cellulite and ever-quickly aging, and appreciate everything about the you
you are today.
You are way cuter than you think you are and the really sad thing is you may not know it until it’s too late to enjoy it. Try not to repeat my mistakes. And Olivia Newton-John’s. Who is still pretty hot.
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