Thursday, April 7, 2011

birthday wisdom

"you don't go backward!
and i think 35 for a woman is a big thing.
i remember when i was a little girl looking up
at my mother at 35 doing her hair in the mirror,
and i thought, 'my mother has never been more beautiful.'
she had years of wisdom you can't erase.
and now i feel the same way when i look in the mirror.
you can't pretend you are an ingenue.
you can't pretend you are wide-eyed and innocent.
it's on your face!
it's in your body.
it's in your voice."
reese witherspoon

happy birthday to me.
i'm not 35.
but that's close enough.

2 comments:

One Sided Momma said...

great, really great quote. gave me chillybumps on ma'knees!

35 was a good year.

why not repeat it (every year?) ?

Bonnie said...

I commented. (It vanished) So. 35 was a very good year. In fact thirtysomething was a wonderful decade, not that others haven't been interesting. I think that younger women should be made to understand how attractive youth is. And to revel in it. I am 64. EVERYTHING is on my face.