I stood behind a lady in the pharmacy yesterday. She was older, it was clear by her stunning silver grey hair, similar to this ladies', above.
As she paid for her purchase, I admired her stunning cocktail ring, clearly real gems, which she wore without competition from any other jewellery, apart from a matching pair of earrings, which I glimpsed under her hair, tucked behind one ear.
I had time to admire her stylish monochramatic linen outfit, and canvas shoes, similar to this idea above.
She looked so fabulous from behind that I found myself eager to see what she looked like from the front. Would she have beautifully cared for skin, with a whisper of colour? Perhaps she'd have the Summer Mediterranean glow only possible if you've travelled recently. Maybe she would have immaculately groomed brows and be wearing statement red lipstick?
Finally, she turned, scowling a little as my daughter was in her way. That in itself, immediately made her less attractive.
But alas, we were disappointed beyond that. For she had clearly had extensive cosmetic surgery, and whatever thoughts I'd had that she was beautiful, flew out the window.
For she did not look any more youthful for the experience. She simply looked as if she were clinging desperately, to youth long fled. What a shame. I wanted to run after her, and hug her, and tell her she didn't need to try so hard, for she was already lovely. But I didn't think she'd listen.
Each to their own, but I felt so sad for her.
I hope that I can age more gracefully.
Now...on to Five Star Frou-Frou...
Blogger is being very naughty today and not allowing me to add photos, so these will be added tomorrow. This is also the reason that my spacing is all over the place. Sigh.
ChelC at Inside the Fox Den, was a clear runaway in number of post clicks this week, with her contribution on planning a whole year of Blog Posts.
Jennifer at A Path To Simple, wrote a touching post on decluttering and letting go.
And Pili at Sweet Things, made some stunning pictures from scrap wood, and got lost at the lumber yard in the process!