Friday, April 10, 2009

The very BEST Age

Click on photos to enlarge! Sea Turtle, Beth Eisenberg

“You had me at hello.”

Jerry Maguire, Film

"The fragrance always remains in the hand that gives the rose."
Heda Bejar

White Ginger

Love is being stupid together.
Paul Valery

In the classic Hollywood film, GIGI, the immortal Maurice Chevalier sings a very wise song called: "I'm glad I'm not young anymore."

There are lyrics like: "Will her friends like you; Will yours like her? Ah, I'm glad I'm not young anymore!"

Me, I enjoyed being young.

In fact, it took me a long time to outgrow my toys. Though preternaturally mature, I submerged myself in imaginative play to a late age and propitiated my dolls like touchy little gods.

How would I one day hide my play from a husband & children?!

The day came, of course, when I "outgrew" childish preoccupations, or rather forgot them for adolescent ones.

Clothes & poses,
Midnight roses
Love's neuroses
Ah! I'm glad I'm not young anymore!

A wonderful freedom accompanies maturity, I think.

You've peeked behind the curtain.

And if I want a cookie, I'll HAVE one!

So don't bemoan your age - what ever age it is!

Celebrate your simple fact of your existence,
Perhaps by savoring
a cookie ;-)
A L O H A! Cloudia