This time last week I was in Nashville.
Tonight I'm somewhat melancholy for many reasons,
some of which I can not express.
I've never believed much in
what people call "A mid-life crisis."
I mean, who really knows when mid-life is?
However, I'm beginning to understand more
what that means, at least for me.
All that once felt new,
is beginning to feel old.
That's okay when we're talking about old scales, old tins,
old crates and old boxes.
I love the old, repurposed, cleaned, dusted,
painted and usable again.
We work so hard to make the old look new,
but why the new look old?
We do that, don't we?
I know, I do.
Sometimes, I honestly can't tell which is which.
Is this really old or new?
On the closest observation, I can't see what is the real thing
and what is not.
Do you find it easy to see what is truly hidden
behind the gloss and shine?
Now days, I look closer at other women.
How old is she?
I know I'm rambling.
Just feeling like I need a do-over.
I look around and see women who are older than I.
Through my eyes they look flawless, without lines,
tucked, trimmed and toned.
And, I feel weather-worn, sun-aged, and saggy.
So many products out three to add flavor.
We can choose
hot or mild
sweet or sour.
Some women are called HOT!
Some of are sweet!
Some of us are neither.
At least that's how I feel today.
Sometimes I feel like I've been grounded, pounded,
into a mold that others want for me,
or into a pair of pants that no longer fit
Am I having a mid-life moment?
Granny would say, grab that apron over
there and let's get to work.
I honestly believe that age is an attitude.
I feel 35, in my head, that is.
Why do I look 64 and in my body feel 74???
while I am almost 54???
I need to grab an apron and get to work,
lose 50 pounds, of which 20 of that
I carry on my shoulders.
Need to lose some of this weight-
emotional and physical.
The above photos were taken
at Marche Artisan Foods
where we had Saturday brunch.
I had a veggie quiche
and yummy french toast.
It's been a tough week!
Maybe I'll feel and look younger in the morning.
Have a good weekend,