I’m rapidly approaching a “significant” birthday, which – no surprise – has me thinking a lot lately about the whole issue of aging.
The 16th century pamphleteer and dramatist, Thomas Nashe, said that “Beauty is but a flower / which wrinkles will devour”.
But I doubt this dog would agree. She seems to sport her wrinkles with grace, assurance and even pride. She knows that she matters and that she’s beautiful!
I love her attitude. Perhaps I’ll drink a toast to her on my birthday, and do my best to follow her noble lead!
A toast to you, Laurie, for this special birthday! Wishing you the happiest of celebrations and times ahead. Remember “a heart in love with beauty never grows old.” You will be young forever!
What a wonderful toast and lovely thought! Thanks so much, Sherry.
Wrinkles are simply memory lanes 🙂
Great concept, Martin! Thanks for giving me something to celebrate!