“Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt
My lifetime friend, Louise Cady-Fernandes, has started a wonderful new venture. It is a topic that many in our culture are afraid to touch. Louise found this out as she searched out similar views. Sadly, not much was found. The area of interest? Aging. Something so many in our culture appear to be afraid of embarking on. I remember studying this phenomenon in college. The media and certain groups promote youth, tight skin and invisible waistlines. Why is it that we shy away from the beauty of aging? Yes, youth can be beautiful, and so can that gorgeous woman who smiles with her eyes. Feathery lines outlining the wisdom that remains underneath. Why is there fear attached to aging? Is it that we are closer to death? Why not embrace the process that takes us to our last day? All the life, the experiences, the pain, the wisdom acquired, the joy, the whole roller coaster!
Recognize the beauty of our teachers, our mothers, our fathers, ourselves, as we age. Live healthy and naturally, treat our bodies with respect and love. Allow our bodies to age gracefully with every nutritious meal you eat, every energetic step you take and every experience you encounter in this wondrous thing called life!
You’ve earned every line of beauty…. Louise has featured her amazing Mom as the “Beauty of the Week” on her blog. I know she is truly Louises beauty of Louises life. http://www.linesofbeauty.com