to expose me – my face

I wrote in my post ‘to expose me‘, the following –

Now over 8 months later I have realized fellow bloggers are supportive of me and have welcomed me with open arms and appreciate my writings.  Because of this I decided to expose myself, my identity, to you my fellow bloggers.  But a course I am not doing it all in one post, I still have 3 months to write a post a day.

So I will write a series of posts to expose me – my identify to you and the blogger world.

In today’s post I write the following –

I understand I can repost an old post, but I am not doing that instead I am copying a post into this one; hopefully WP does not mind that.  The 69th post I wrote for my blog was titled ‘Engraved Lines and Crevices’, and because I had very few followers at that time, it received little exposer.  As part of my ‘to expose me’ series, I wanted to copy that post here –

When I was in my 20’s I never imagined having wrinkles at age 55.  My older siblings do not have the amount of defined wrinkles I have which are most likely due to my years of habits (post: Addictions or Habits or Routines). I have never considered a face lift and never used any types of creams to help relieve the engraved lines and crevices on my face.

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The creams probably would be helpful; my partner uses them and he looks younger than me.  The website has the following about wrinkles: most commonly appear with age with the facial wrinkles appearing first.  The facial wrinkles tend to occur as a result of facial expressions, sun damage, smoking, among other factors. 

See, I knew it – they are a result of my smoking and sun damage, but facial expressions?  I guess that makes sense especially for me, my facial expressions usually include squinting and frowning.  I squint because I should wear my glasses all the time and I do not; they are for distance, when driving and watching TV.

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Lately I have found I am squinting more while reading smaller print and the difficultly seeing distant objects are not so distant anymore, signaling my eyesight is progressively getting worst.  Ugh, I guess it is time for the eye doctor visit; it has been awhile since the last checkup.  The frowning I blame on years of bad moods and gravity, see my post ‘Smile Workout’.

After additional research I did find on the website the following –

Wrinkles are cute on Shar-Pei puppies, but aren’t nearly as attractive on your face. Society has labeled wrinkles as a sign of age, stress, and even as “wisdom”.  Some wrinkles occur from volume loss, sun damage, tobacco use, and others from repetitive movements, like smile lines.  Wrinkles can visually age you or send out misconceptions about your personality before you even speak.

At this point in my life I have no issues with the wrinkles on my face, they display who I am and for me what matters most is in the inside.  And though others may feel my wrinkles may send out misconceptions about me; the inside is more important than what is displayed on the outside of a person.


51 thoughts on “to expose me – my face

  1. You got ‘it’. Our souls’ beauty is what shows more and more as we age, and the outside features just decay. What lovely pictures of your face, I admit to being curious what the whole thing looks like, but understand this is probably not the best venue for putting your whole face forward! Have a great day Spear! 🙂

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  2. Oh those pesky wrinkles! They tell our life and how much of it is lived. We can fill them, fine them and try very hard to finish them but in the end they etch who we are and I embrace them. Slowly 😉

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      • It’s Osyth’s med week! Yesterday Oncologist to make sure the US is up to speed with my now 3 1/2 year clear-from leukaemia, today the dentist to give me a bright white all American smile and Thursday is my dread day …. A colonoscopy which we don’t tend to have in the UK. Add in the mammogram next month and my theme song is ‘Tits and Arse’ from A Chorus Line. You did ask 😀 more to the point how are you …. I’m hoping it’s soaring upward curve and smiles in world of you X

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        • LOL – OMG – yes I did ask. Well I am glad you are taking care of yourself and doing the med week. I am doing well today, accomplishing tasks around the home in order to prepare it for placing on the market to sale. Good luck on Thursday, I will think about what is going on with you while I am having my test. 🙂

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          • Oh gosh …. I’d forgotten your test is this week. Well – here’s the deal …. I’ll think of you while you think of me – this karmic fusion could be overpowering to all ills. In terms of your house – I was once that sort of doctor so if you need any sneaky hints just holla 🙂

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  3. There’s nothing to be ashamed of in wrinkles. I do nag my husband if he doesn’t moisturise (it’s very obvious when he doesn’t) because creams just make the skin look so much better groomed. But I am a complete hypocrite too because I neglect myself too! In any case, you are right to say NO to cosmetic messing around

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    • Thanks Kerry, skin is a little darker because I tan. I do not like wearing contact lenses, I wore than when I was younger – too much trouble. Thanks for the comment – hang in there my friend, I know today is an important day for you. 🙂


  4. Terry , you look like you have a beautiful inside and that is what really matters , but still there’s no harm in using a little moisturizer or sunscreen now and then , is there ? you don’t want to go frightening your little great grand kids in a few years , do you ? 😉
    Turtle Hugs

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