“Let us never know what old age is. Let us know the happiness time brings, not count the years.” Ausonius
We’ve all joked about it – we’re getting old! We slow down a little, go out a little less, and have less energy or willingness to do the same activities we did when we were a little younger. As a result, we blame our inactivity/forgetfulness/insecurity on our old age. We keep comparing ourselves to our younger selves and lamenting what we can’t do anymore. I instantly thought about the concept of our older years when I saw the 2017 Pirelli calendar. It is interesting that age and the 2017 Pirelli calendar – normally a highlight of traditional beauty – are now joined together.
The actresses in the calendar are mostly older (except for Lupita of course). They are also captured in very stark settings with minimal, if any makeup. The shots are also refreshing and simple. I never wanted to get too old. I saw my grandfather – formally so active – become afraid, passive, and shell of his former self. As a result, I didn’t look forward to becoming older. But I would love to maximize my time with my loved ones. I’d love to cross more items off my bucket list. There is certainly much I can do in my old age. So I will keep going and keep making those happy memories year to year.
Have a lovely week!