May 31st, 2008

Have you noticed how practically no one posts unforgiving photos of themselves on their blogs? I’m guilty of it too…after all, who wants a grotesque snap of themselves floating around the internet? But this is how I feel today — kind of Quasimodo-ish. I made the mistake of buying a magnifying mirror at Bed Bath and Beyond today, and I was knocked for a loop at how old I am.  Why didn’t my best friends ever tell me that my pores are the size of moon craters, that I probably need a full facial wax and that my jawline needs to be shored up asap before it collapses on my chest? The rest of the day was given over to rigorous magnification of the rest of my faults. Why am I home alone on a Saturday night? Why is my horoscope so disheartening? Why does my friend’s dog hate me? Why don’t I have a New Brilliant Idea? What if I die and no one is on the other side to meet me (yes, I actually worry about things like this–doesn’t everyone?). I love what Duke Ellington said about how he took the energy it takes to pout and wrote some blues, and I’m trying to remind myself to do the same. My pores are huge, my talent small, but why not write the blues instead of wallowing in them? 

One Response to “EEEEEK!!!”

  1. Marilyn says:

    I’m LMAO at your wit. I was just thinking the other day after looking in the mirror – when did those pores on my chin get to be such craters? How could I have missed them creeping up. I look at it this way, I’m younger today than I’m going to be tomorrow – if I’m lucky enough to live through the night!!! Love your blog. I’m having a ball just reading your thoughts.