We are happy to introduce our very first guest blogger here at Lovesomeimages! This is Louise Cady-Fernandes. We met through our work with www.therevelationproject.com & she has a fabulous blog of her own called www.linesofbeauty.com…” a blog about aging gracefully, one beautiful wrinkle at a time.”
“For many years I’ve had a vision of how I want to be when I grow old and I’ve looked forward to this time in my life. I’m even a little excited to be an old woman. Sounds strange, I know. I think it stems from always having had a fondness for older people. Among other things, I like to observe how they have maneuvered through their lives and hear of the wisdom they have gathered along the way.
In addition to this, I’ve always thought that older faces are beautiful. Etched with an amazing patina of wrinkles, they are a work of art. I think that aging is incredible and I hope that someday as a culture we will grow to understand this a little more. It seems that all the messages in our media are about the glorification of youth. It’s all about how to look younger, how to chase our youth. Hardly anyone is talking about the beauty of aging. No one is talking about what a gift it is it to allow ourselves to be right where we are supposed to be.
Lines of Beauty is the celebration of aging naturally, and gracefully. It’s about embracing growing older instead of dreading it. Lines of Beauty is a conversation. I hope you will share your thoughts, photos, and the stories that you have about the beauty of aging.”
Pretty great, huh?
My Dad named his second to last sailboat The Annex. It was only big enough to sleep two, but he considered it the annex to our home.
He would simply go down to the dock under the old willow tree, row out to her, push off into the current, and contently sail away with the wind.
A friend of mine once said that it’s best to have two places for each of us to go. Her annex was a studio on the other side of the island from her home.
For me lately, my annex is in the pool. I no longer struggle to keep up. I no longer feel possessed to keep track of how far I’ve gone. I become a dolphin there. free. unencumbered. playful. streamlined. usually graceful.
For some of you
your annex might be a trail in the woods.
Or a friendship.
A church, or a temple.
Or simply sitting under a tree.
A place where you can sing or yell from the roof tops.
Where you do not have to be good.
you can find yourself
amidst this crazy
Thank you, Louise. xo