Tuesday, June 10, 2008

MEDIA, YUCK!

I'm going grey and it's OK! Hey I'm a poet. Craig isn't to fond of it I say too bad so sad. I am a rebel. I've decided to blatantly ignore Hollyweird, and the media. I will not let them dictate what I should look like! I'm 52, it's OK if I'm a bit wrinkly, and 1/3 of the way grey. I like the way my grey shimmers in the sunlight as I'm driving around town with my sunroof open. I can always go back and color if I want to. I am woman and I can change my mind! I hate looking around my ward (church) and see the wax-like features of some women. Breast standing at full attention! Not a wrinkle in site, not a laugh lines, not a frown, or a worried line, in fact no expression whatsoever. I work with Autistic children and one of the main characteristics is not being able to read faces! I'm beginning to feel a bit Autistic! I mean it's great to take care of yourself with diet, and exercise(which I definitely could use), coloring your hair, wearing make-up, but to go under the knife, or needle for a younger appearance seems a bit drastic to me. What are we saying to our young women who struggle with their body image anyway? I keep thinking it must be an esteem issue, and that makes me sad. Women you are all beautiful! Come on don't be scared, join the fight rebel!

3 comments:

Trent & Carlie said...

Here, here! I agree with you. Age definitely adds character. I am actually waiting for my hair to go gray. I'm not sure when it will happen, but I don't really mind. :)

Susan said...

Thanks Carlie, I was worried I'd catch some slack. I don't think people really even think about getting it done. Some parents give their H. S. graduates gifts of plastic surgery.

Josh & Jessica Jensen said...

Hey my dad and I have tried to look at Aunt Joannes blog but can't because it's private..even through yours we cant ...could you give her our address please?