Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Antiques and Grey Hair

I have a new story that I've been telling lately. It goes something like this: When I turn 60, I'm stopping coloring my hair and I'm opening an antique store. I say it somewhat defiantly waiting for some sort of push back. Then I say, I'm going to make as much money as I can in the next 10 years, and then that's it, I'm opening the antique warehouse. No one really reacts. They just sort of look at me. I crack myself up. I wonder if I'll do it? I'm pretty sure I'll at the minimum stop the dying of the hair. I mean, no offense, but is there anything harder looking than an older woman with really dark hair? Let's not even talk about dark red lipstick. I'm not sure when I turned the corner on the dark lipstick, but boy there was a day that I could rock Mac's Matte Rubine or Santiago. I remember when I was around 19 wearing Christian Dior's no. 492. It was a light almost bluish pink. It looked great. I was 19, how could it not? But as I get closer to my 50th birthday and my hormones start to settle down, I realize that I have aged into having a good head on my shoulders, and this simple fact is so comforting. Of course my friend Sherri will say, oh yeah? then why do you never remember what day it is? Anyway, just wanted to say that I feel it is just so wonderful to be alive, to have a good life, and to be surrounded by people I love and who love me. It's worth so much. It's all there is, really. I feel very grateful today.

This picture is of a little Victorian era sewing basket full of tatting thread. Not sure if I've ever posted it, but I just love this little basket full of colored string.


  1. This post made me smile. It's a very nice thing to read how you appreciate your life. You are right..."it's all there is, really". I like that.

  2. Oh my goodness, that picture is just delightful and the colours are amazing.

    I am so glad you are feeling good, and ya never know I might just wanna partner up on your antique store;-) We could call it Canameri Antiques for Canada/America, just thought this was cute!!

    I hope your project is going well, and I am wishing you an early 50th Birthday filled with best wishes and lots of huggies.

  3. What a lovely post. It's great to appreciate what you have. I wish I could have your peace here in my 30's. It's too bad you aren't gray haired and wrinkly when you're young and get the outer beauty as you age and grow wiser, you know?! Love the basket full of string too!

  4. I really like how you write, its very hopeful. I'm glad I stumbled upon your blog.


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