I was thinking last night* that of all the things I could be grateful for,
#1 is being a glass-half-full-kind-of-girl.
*Dinner was preceded by the discovery of a leak in a pristine, newly remodeled bathroom wall (complete with not-good-smell and bulge), and then punctuated with a neighbor being escorted into an ambulance following a few hours of hallucinations that included her alerting us to her apartment being on fire (it wasn't).
So, I am going to age, I am going to
wrinkle up, and I am going to die.
Hello, cosmetic companies, I will make a deal with you, you can have my money if you'd just drop the hollow offers of preventing that fate.
Anti-age, Anti-wrinkle, Age reversal, Age corrective.
Age corrective!?!?! What does that mean?
It's an insult to the entire process of life.
All I am looking for is a little comfort
and support in the natural, unavoidable process.
Is that so absurd?
I would really like to read the following on any label:
"This [lotion, cleanser, cream, scrub, soap] will [clean or moisturize] your [face, hair, body] so that your [skin or hair] is clean, clear and/or conditioned, and you can get on with your life without giving it any more thought than it warrants, which is to say very little, because we are sure you have more important things to pursue, and deeds to do, and we are happy to just make you a little more comfortable as you get on with it.
Please remember that nutrition, exercise, rest and happiness
all increase your mental and physical well-being."
A friend recommended this purging technique for my pent up frustration - I was to spend 10 minutes a day venting all my anger, out loud. After just two afternoons walking the dog and talking out loud, to just myself, my emotions started to run out of steam. In a good way.
And I bought two over-priced useless eye creams. Garbage. (Side rant, where can a person find moisturizers when they fall somewhere between Teen Spirit and Raging against Age? Personally speaking, I am not anti-age, in fact, I am pro-age - wouldn't go backwards if you paid me - and I would like products that reflect this.)