" We think you are really looking good lately." I guess my mom and her friend had been talking about me. ".....uuhhhh, thanks?" I muttered. Then I said," I think I have always looked good."
Stammering, my mom tried to explain that it looked like I was getting more exercise. Yea right. Maybe about a nanosecond a day more. Maybe it is all the classy clothes I have been finding at Goodwill. "Ah Mom, I think I have always looked good. My whole life every minute I think I have looked pretty DAM good."
My neighbor a long time ago had the misfortune of telling me I was looking good lately. "Lately," I practically screamed in her fit, skinny little face. "I think I have always looked good."
I used to have fantasies of having cancer just so I would get thin and beautiful at some point. So many things in my life were put on hold when I was younger because I was waiting to get thin and beautiful first. "When I lose weight...." What happened to us all?
This obsession of weight and looks is so old fashioned. I hate to hear Ann Romney compared to Michele Obama. They are both beautiful. My preference is for Michele with a more natural look but a blonde bombshell is never dull. I have been a big tall lady all my life. White hair now. When I am tan it looks good, when I am pale it looks old. I guess it must be the end of summer now and thus the "You are looking good lately." comment.
Don't we all look good? I can go into a room of human beings and just start being amazed at who they are and how brave they all are just to show up. Being human is so much more than about looking good. It is about being alive and happy. Some of the most deformed people are happy. What value system puts the fit people at the top? It is just a primitive response to keeping the species alive.
It is the care of the elderly and the sick and young where a civilization shows its true character. "You are looking good, lately." That is where I wonder how badly I looked before. Inside my own head I am just ME. I think that ME is pretty good. The things unseen.
Maybe I should tell my mom and her friend about the fellow half my age I am hooking up with LATELY. ha.