Monday, January 26, 2009

Mid-life, a story from Anonymous

This is not an original How I See It. It is from our favorite author, Anonymous. I've seen two shows lately that went on and on about how mid-life is a great time for women. Just last week Oprah had a whole show on how great menopause will be... Puhleeeeeeeze! I've had a few thoughts of my own and would like to share them with you. Whether you are pushing 40, 50, 60 (or maybe even just pushing your luck) you'll probably relate. Mid-life is when the growth of hair on our legs slows down. This gives us plenty of time to care for our newly acquired mustache. In mid-life women no longer have upper arms, we have wing spans. We are no longer women in sleeveless shirts, we are flying squirrels in drag. Mid-life is when you can stand naked in front of a mirror and you can see your rear without turning around. Mid-life is when you go for a mammogram and you realize that this is the only time someone will ask you to appear topless. Mid-life is when you want to grab every firm young lovely in a tube top and scream, 'Listen honey, even the Roman empire fell and those will too.' Mid-life brings wisdom to know that life throws us curves and we're sitting on our biggest ones. Mid-life is when you look at your-know-it-all, beeper-wearing teenager and think: 'For this I have stretch marks?' In mid-life your memory starts to go. In fact the only thing we can retain is water. Mid-life means that you become more reflective...You start pondering the 'big' questions. What is life? Why am I here? How much Healthy choice ice cream can I eat before it's no longer a healthy choice? But mid-life also brings with it an appreciation for what is important. We realize that breasts sag, hips expand and chins double, but our loved ones make the journey worthwhile. Would any of you trade the knowledge that you have now, for the body you had way back when? Maybe our bodies simply have to expand to hold all the wisdom and love we've acquired. That's my philosophy and I'm sticking to it! Until then... Karen

8 comments:

Jan said...

I admire /relate/ agree with your philosophy ...great entry lol ..love Jan xx

Missie said...

AMEN Sister! LOL
Love the entry!

Paula said...

My 40's and 50's were the best years of my life. Now days things aren't so wonderful but I'm thankful for everyday God gives me. Cute entry.

Janie said...

lol Too cute! Hope you are having a blessed week. Janie

Lucy said...

Great entry Karen. Growing old is a PRIVILEGE NOT EVERYONE gets to see, but let me tell you, VOICE OF EXPERIENCE HERE, THE GOLDEN YEARS ARE A STRUGGLE AND THERE IS NO GETTING AROUND IT AS FAR AS MY EXPERIENCE. tHEY ARE NOT GOLDEN IF YOU ARE WORRYING ABOUT PAYING BILLS AND WOONDERING IF THE HAIR ON TOP OF YOUR HEAD IS SO THIN THE SCALP SHOWS THROUGH. At least you and your way of telling it made it a little easier for today. Lol, lol Lucy

Joyce said...

Mid life wasn't so bad. It's after mid life that's the killer.
Hugs, Joyce

Indigo said...

Loved this post! I think I'm more content at this stage in my life, than I've ever been. (Hugs)Indigo

Alice said...

I got that in an email recently but enjoyed reading it again :)......