Vanity

I had a little shock today when I looked in the mirror.

As a 60-something who has always been considered nothing special in the looks department I have never really worried too much about my appearance, apart from wanting to look *nicely turned out* as they say.

I wear a little makeup if I go out and dress smartly when out and about but apart from that I have never been particularly bothered about the beauty business.

However, brushing my teeth yesterday in front of the mirror I noticed something a little odd about my face.  When I took another look I realised that I had, seemingly overnight, developed jowls - two deep crevices either side of my mouth down to my chin that I am sure weren't there before.

I understand that they are called marionette lines. Charming.

I know - it has to happen to us all but it's still a shock to realise I am changing so noticeably. I had not previously considered myself to be vain about my looks so I am surprised by how upset I feel about it. I suppose I am a little vain after all.

I'll have to open another bottle of Sauvignon Blanc to steady my nerves before I start those facial exercises.
  

6 comments:

  1. I sometimes wish I didn't have to look in the mirror these days.

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  2. I look in the mirror and see my mother.
    I dont really notice the change till I see a photo from a few years ago then the aging is noticeable. I don't mind, yet. Still not prepared to let my hair go grey but accepting the wrinkles

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    1. Ha, yes! When I used the photo booth in our local post office for my passport renewal photo I was so surprised when a strip of photos of my mother popped out!!

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  3. I feel I am getting to look more like my mother the older I get. I stand like her in photographs and hold my head the same way....

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    1. Oh my. It is really scary isn't it when you see your mother in the mirror. I have the same mouth and facial expressions. My sister has her eyes too. It is just like looking at our mother when I look at my sister.

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