Sunday, December 16, 2007
Does this make my butt look big?
CAKE CANDY COOKIES...
And so here is what I am acutely aware of this holiday season...
My derier enters the room about 5 minutes after I do.
Yep...everything I eat goes straight to you-know-where. The cake, candy, and cookies do not pass GO. They make a bee-line for my (in the words of Tyra Banks) "big fat ass".
Now, really, is this such a bad thing? Let's face it...it's worked well for J Lo hasn't it? Kim Kardashian had a whole show planned around her big booty airing on the scholarly "E" network.
So why shouldn't it work for a menopausal, post mid-life, Jewish woman, right?
In fact, I say, a big rear is like wrinkles...they are earned.
With hard work.
Getting rid of wrinkles has never made sense to me. Have you seen botoxed women? Their foreheads literally do not move. What happened to aging gracefully? As far as I'm concerned, each little line and wrinkle is a like a road map.
A map that carefully lays out where you have been. The heartaches, the triumphs, the wins and losses, the births and deaths that have boosted up or torn out your heart.
All of these expressed in the little lines that run through our faces.
Wrinkles really are a beautiful thing. They are wisdom, laughter and tears all rolled into one.
And so, I say it's time we re-think the rear end.
It's time to find it's beauty, wisdom, and true meaning.
It's time to stand up and let the big rear be counted.
We must appreciate a large tush for what it really is...
it is a woman's expression of having lived a "full" life.
And so, the next time you realize yours is entering 5 minutes behind you...remember,
it is merely a testament to...
a lifetime of talent, beauty, inner strength, and wisdom.