The Day I looked Into The Mirror

Dear face,

 

After all these years of our cooperation, I thought I’d send you a letter. Just in case you’re asking yourself what the reason for this outpour is, there are several.

First, I’d like to say that I know it wasn’t always easy with me. Sometimes I have wanton neglected you, provided you with too much sun, too much snow or salt water. I let you experience dirt, mud, heat, ice, height, wind and air that cold, you nearly froze. I withheld the cream you needed, the humidity and once in a rare while, I paved you with makeup.

We both have come a long way together, and you went through so much with me, I felt I owe you an apology.

It’s time to realize; we’re facing the time when we aren’t silky and smooth anymore.

I discovered one thing today: you provided me with laugh lines. Nobody knows better that I love to smile and it shows. Thank you for them!

You don’t make me look grumpy and old – you make me look radiant, no matter what I put you through.
And I promise you something: no matter how deep these laugh lines get: I will never try to hide them by filling them with powder. There’s no reason. You show my humor. This bone flour is nothing but an agricultural damage.

You and I will be together for another very long time, and my laugh lines will get deeper. Maybe gravity will kick in. (Believe me, you’re not alone; the rest of the body is in that process too.)

But no matter what we’re going to face together, I hope we’ll never be losing our smile, our laughter, the sparkles in our eyes and our laugh lines.

I know I wasn’t always happy with you. But I figure, all in all, I could have gotten it worse.

I want to say thank you for going all the way with me – and I wish us both good luck for the future.

 

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(Copyright: Aurora Jean Alexander, June 2017)

 

Picture courtesy of: http://www.google.com

 

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18 thoughts on “The Day I looked Into The Mirror

  1. That was so original and sweet Aurora! I owe my visage (?) a thousand apologies putting it through so much. But I was called ‘Smiler’ when young so you can imagine the ‘cart-tracks’ I have around my eyes…Fortunately, there’s been more laughter than tears, although plenty of them from grief…and humour always shows. And let’s FACE it, it’s all ego. What really counts is what’s inside us all.And that can show too…

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  2. What a wonderful outlook, Aurora. I’m so glad we’re friends. Wish we lived close enough to get together once in a while. I think we all feel this way at times. We have good days, and we have bad days. We love on some days, and we don’t do so well others. We’re human. Thank you for such a lovely thought today.

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