Every woman should see a wrinkle and be reminded of her youth; not her age.
These last two lines of the poem/essay seem appropriate as we close out this series. I feel like I've aged while writing this, yet, throughout the process I've been able to reflect on some of the most memorable moments of my life.
Most often, people think I'm younger than my 51 years. I don't have many wrinkles on my face, but, like the late Nora Ephron --- I feel bad about my neck. I think I might have been about eight or nine when I stood at the mirror next to my great Aunt Verdie as she slathered promises in a jar on her face, body and neck. "Don't forget your neck," she'd say while vigorously massaging her decolletage with a thick white cream. "It will tell your age before you get a chance to," she said. And then she'd begin working the cream into her skin in an upward-and-outward motion. "It helps tighten things up," she explained.
I wish I had followed Aunt Verdie's advice.
Thanks for going on this "Every Woman Should" journey with me. I hope you learned a little, laughed some and shared more of yourself with others.