Tuesday, November 15, 2011
if you didn't know how old you are? In my case a resounding 34!! which is kind of funny considering I'll be 60 next month. and why 34 you ask? no clue. I don't recall 34 being a particularly good or bad year, just a year.
The reason I ask is because I have noticed a real disconnect between the person I am in my head and the person I confront in the mirror and in photographs. I think that is why I absolutely HATE having my picture taken. How can I argue with the tired looking woman that is right there in black and white or color. I don't think this rises to a "crisis of spirit" but it is becoming something I need to address.
In one of the threads I follow we often talk about chubby girl and svelte girl and even the mean girl who says such negative things in our own heads. But what do we do with Younger Girl and the conflict with the mirror? I'm starting to feel like Dorian Gray, only the negative portrait is not hidden beneath a sheet in the attic, it's out there for everyone to see.
So, how old would YOU be if you didn't know how old you are?