Friday, January 29, 2010

Inquiring Minds Want to Know



What do you think it means to "Age Gracefully"?

20 comments:

Kristina P. said...

I don't know, but Nicole Kidman's uber-botoxed face is not it.

M-Cat said...

I have no idea, and I have no intention of finding out. I will age kicking and screaming!!

Funky Kim said...

Allowing yourself to age without kicking and screaming about it. You can color your hair or not, but either way it's no big deal. Or any way of dealing with the whole aging process. Just accept and go on with living.

Obsessing with the next/newest youth giving serum on the drugstore shelf, always planning or recovering from plastic surgery, or spending more time with your hair stylist than your spouse are all signs of not aging gracefully.

Rachel Sue said...

Jamie Lee Curtis. Meryl Streep. Yes.


Madonna, not so much.

Sher said...

It's an Oxymoron.
I have no intention of growing old. Yet, it still keeps happening to me.
I don't understand.

Brooke said...

It means that everything starts sagging at the same rate, and that the wrinkles appear evenly spread...as does the fat.

Amander said...

To not look like a wax figure.

Or a meth addict.

That Girl said...

umm ... Enjoying the age you are. Not trying to be 20 or 30 or 10 or whatever - when you're not.

blueviolet said...

Letting nature take its course in the aid of plastic surgery intervention!

Jessica said...

To just continue being the person you are... all while remembering that everyone goes through the same thing.

the fowlers said...

I think it means the opposite of what I saw at the grocery store today:

A woman in her sixties dressed in something Hannah Montana should be wearing.

Yeah, that is SO not graceful. I don't think you have to lose your sense of style or anything like that. I think aging gracefully means that you don't try to pretend to be something you aren't (a scantily-clad tween).

On a less physical side, I think it also means that you accept yourself and all of the changes that come with each season of life. You don't try to keep life from happening.

For example, right now I have to accept that I'm about to become a sleepless, snotwiping mommy. Some people have to accept that their teenage kids aren't going to want to be seen with their "uncool" parents. Others are having to accept that they may need to let their grown children take care of them.

In my opinion, it's way more than coloring your hair or getting botox.

Wendyburd1 said...

No surgeries to augment your appearance. Creams and stuff are fine, but I think lines and wrinkles give you character!

I left you an award on my blog!!

Cottage Cheese Thighs said...

To me it is not dressing like my teenage daughter - moms, please stop!

ramsam said...

Forget about the plastic surgery but don't give up

start running

stop whining

keep playing

the Lola Letters said...

What both of my grandmothers have done and what my mom is doing now:
Looking beautiful EVERY day, while not fighting their age... and even more importantly, they make themselves so busy caring for and reaching out to others, that there's no time left at the end of the day to worry about a gray hair or new wrinkle. My, they are graceful ;)

elesa said...

i suspect it has something to do with moving down to Florida and wearing a lot of neon.

springrose said...

I think accepting who you are and not trying to be your teen ager or 10 year old. Looking beautiful in spite of the wrinkles and grey hair. However if I get any greyer I may just start doing the dye thing!!! And I LOVE your blog background and header!! I still haven't figured out how to add a header with words!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!

Omgirl said...

I think it means to accept that you're geting older and do what you can to look younger without trying to pretend you're something you're not (i.e. 20 years old).

Lady of Perpetual Chaos said...

Hmmm....today I think that aging gracefully means to embrace your life as it is. The things that are changing and the things that aren't. And to be happy. And to feel good about yourself without making others feel bad.

I'm starting to think I may never age gracefully like I had hoped.

C & A said...

When I was 16, I knew I was going to turn pure white just like grandma. The first time I pulled a sparkly crystal white hair out of my head, I was thrilled! It was SO pretty! I have refused to cover that beauty up with color! I just got back from a funeral where I saw two of my thirty-something cousins who look like old men because they don't have a single strand of pigmented hair on their heads. And there it is! Genetics at work! Embrace it, love it, enjoy it!