October 16, 2012

Bottoms up!

Quoted from the science of aging:“…being thin is what ages you most.”

Un-Censored and I get quite grumpy about the whole 'anti-aging' mantra. We become extremely testy when told that women must 'fight' ageing, as if it is some rampaging mob armed with pitchforks. We think that women with wrinkles instead of stretched, worked-on, wind-tunnel faces, are beautiful.  On the other hand, we see no reason to develop any more lines than necessary. So we are going to keep on eating.
Studies confirm what many women have known for a long time and what the magnificent Catherine Deneuve enforced years ago; that after a certain age women have to choose between their face and their derrière. (The genteel Daily Telegraph translated this as choosing between face and body, presumably because too many of their gentle readers might drop their Frank Cooper's Oxford at the mere mention of a lady's bottom.)
So hurrah for science!  Hurrah for a generous appetite. Hurrah for all of our munificent derrières.


Charles said...


Mona said...

"Hurrah for all of our munificent derrières."

I second that.

Mrs G. said...

Age puzzles me. I thought it was a quiet time. My seventies were interesting and fairly serene, but my eighties were passionate. And my nineties . . . Oh my!

SvO said...

At age 20, we worry about what others think of us.
At 40, we don't care what they think of us.
At 60, we discover they haven't been thinking about us at all.

Carry on Ms Edna!

Anon said...

You want it.
You missed it.
You followed it.
You begged for it.
You hoped for it.
You can't live without it.
You tried to be calm.
Your sanity was questioned.
REAL women, where are they?

asterix said...

I believe the second half of one's life is meant to be better than the first half.
The first half is finding out how you do it.
And the second half is enjoying it.
Enjoy Ms Edna!

Dr. Bunsen and gaggle of fans said...

In old age there is a coming into flower -
Our body wanes
Our mind waxes

frenchtoast said...

Never retire.

Michelangelo was carving the Rondanini just before he died at 89.

Verdi finished his opera Falstaff at 80.
And Goya aged 80 scrawled on a drawing, "I am still learning."

I drink to that.