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.


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.