Thursday, July 9, 2009

Shall We Dance

Since I’ve been dwelling on the whole age thing lately I decided to do a little research on the subject today. There is so much out there in cyberspace on the subject of Growing Old Gracefully I wasn’t sure if I was supposed to give up or take dance lessons. Would a little rhythm in my feet help be to age gracefully? It probably won’t stop the progression of time but it might make me a little lighter on my aging feet. And what does it mean to turn back the hands of time? Turn them back to where? Will I be as smart as I am now with a younger body? (Now I could go for that) or will I just have to learn all my life’s lessons all over again? (No thanks) I don’t know if I’m aging gracefully or not but I sure am trying to find the humor in the process. I have learned in my almost 60 years that laughter truly is the best medicine and that a smile will take 10 years off your face. I don’t need botox to sport a toothy smile in fact it just might hinder the effort.


kenju said...

I like the effects of botox less and less as I see people who have had it. I watch So You Think You Can Dance, and one of the judges admitted to having done it. Her face looks more and more like a mask and doesn't move when she speaks. It is weird!! I think growing old gracefully is more an emotional and psychological thing than physical.

oklhdan said...

I think you are absolutely right. It is like beauty is in the eye of the beholder. You are only as old as you think you are.