I don’t follow the lives of celebrities. I have no interest in the Academy Awards, or the Grammy Awards, or any other kind of entertainment awards.
Well, that’s not completely true. I am interested in awards like the Giller Prize, Canada’s literary award for works of fiction, and Canada’s Governor General’s Literary Awards, and other such literary awards.
But I don’t live under a rock (Although I sometimes wish I lived on a mountaintop, or better yet a farm on the prairie, away from all the craziness.) and I knew that actress Demi Moore was in the news recently, though I didn’t know, and didn’t care, what for. Until this morning.
I was doing my usual hop and skip through Google Reader when I came across Lynne Spreen’s post on her blog Any Shiny Thing and learned that Demi Moore is having a meltdown over turning fifty.
I’ve heard, and read the words of, more than a few women who have embraced aging gracefully and love being in their fifties and I count myself among them. As I’ve posted here before I am now more me than I’ve ever been in my life. I’ve embraced every wrinkle, every extra pound, and every gray hair I have as symbols of all I’ve come through, the wisdom I’ve gained, and the sense of settledness I enjoy these days.
Poor Ms. Moore, it seems, is not ready to accept her advancing years and step into the woman she was created to be. She doesn’t know what she’s missing out on. Nor do many other women who buy into the “eternally young” mindset we see put in front of us day after day.
It’s time to change that. It’s time to celebrate advancing age and increased wisdom. It’s time we all start to appreciate the beauty of a woman who knows who she is and isn’t wasting time, money, and energy trying to be a younger version of herself.
You agree, right?
I invite you to click over to Any Shiny Thing: A Discussion of Middle Age and Beyond and tell blogger Lynne Spreen you agree.
As we head into the weekend I’m looking forward to visiting the Pacific Northwest Flower and Garden Show. It will be a time of inspiration and awesomeness and I suspect that images from the show will be adorning posts here in the days and weeks to come.
I leave you with a few other links to posts I enjoyed this week and hope you will like them too.
- My good friend Carmen is a Grilled Grandma over at Grandma’s Briefs.
- Sweet lady Jeanette Levellie writes about dealing with people who dislike, or even hate, you.
- Writer/Gardener Grace Peterson touts the wonders of Pinterest. (I’m hooked on Pinterest too. Let me know if you want an invitation!)
Don’t forget to visit me at A Grandma’s Garden this weekend. I’ll be checking in on the worms and transplanting tomatoes.
What’s on your agenda this weekend?