25 August 2010

chinny chin chin.

43:365 | hair.
Originally uploaded by Luna Soledad
Okay, I know I'm getting old and quite frankly it sucks. --If the aches, pains, slowed metabolism, wrinkles, and failing eyesight (and memory) wasn't a clue, well, I don't know what would be. And we've all heard the complaints of those who have braved this territory before us enough to know that it's par for the course, haven't we?

But what I find most irritating of all is abundant presence of wild, unruly random chin hairs! WTF?

Okay, granted, I couldn't earn a living as a bearded-lady carnie or anything (I mean exaggeration does have comedic value here), but holy hell, it seems like I pluck those little bastards every day and like a magic paper towel dispenser that never needs refilling - ka-ching! - a new one pops out right in its place by the end of the day. Grrrr.

I was never one of those freakish women who's beauty was enhanced with a "heavenly pregnancy glow" and I think at this point I may as well just accept defeat in the "aging gracefully" category as well and pick up an extra pair of tweezers for my purse.

"Old age is far more than white hair, wrinkles, the feeling that it is too late and the game finished, that the stage belongs to the rising generations. The true evil is not the weakening of the body, but the indifference of the soul."



  1. Yeah, just what is it with growing old and new unwanted hair? I mean it grows where it never grew before and in abundance. And with men it's ear hair. It's like your body knows it's going to be spending time underground in a while so it's sort of preparing for the inevitable or something. Sheesh.

  2. I once saw a comedian who described this process as his head hair announcing "We're going on a field trip!" It all went back in & just came out other places...