Let’s get right to the detractors…
Skin no longer behaves as it used to. It doesn’t spring back. It doesn’t smooth out. It wrinkles and sags and, well, shows its age. Let’s not mention the fear when you peer into a mirror and suspect you are seeing what looks like the beginning of jowls. That cannot possibly be my image reflected in the mirror.
Next we have the growing ability to express ourselves with howls of laughter or howls of pain. Either way, the howls are going to erupt from you at the most inopportune times. And how about the newfound ability to snort. Now where did that gift come from? Please, go away.
Finally, there is the digestive system. Really, enough said. Almost. Young people need to be aware that this once normally functioning bodily system will eventually revolt and cause embarrassment and anguish. I could go into graphic detail but I won’t…today.
And yet, I would not turn back the clock one moment. I am thankful for the gifts age has given me. Perspective. Patience. Acceptance. Blah, blah, blah.
Okay. What is really bothering me? The possibility of jowls. Jowls!