March 16, 2015 at 12:41 pm (Uncategorized)

I  saw  this  posted  on Facebook Aging while female is not your worst nightmare. I had a vague revelation: I’ve never been too worried about getting old.

I have had a few people tell me not to get old, oddly, they have all been men.

I do get startled by my grey hair in the mirror sometimes – but I spent more time with dark hair , so I am guessing that will change. I don’t love my face wrinkles, but I am surprised by my hands starting to crinkle.

Cat calls stopped a long time ago, but I swear that the inappropriate comments from men on the other side of the library desk have increased.

Physically, how I work had to change a long time ago – I have to work around my diabetes and asthma. I think they are better because I don’t work ’til I hurt anymore.

As for my voice, I feel it is stronger and more powerful than before. You can’t shout me down anymore. You can argue with me, but I am better at hearing when you aren’t listening. And I am ok with just making a statement and letting it just sit there. It isn’t like people were listening when I was young.

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