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    Quote Originally Posted by lizaj View Post
    And here's me thinking of going back to uni...God knows what some people will think!
    But do we care what "some people" think? Naaaah...

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    There was nothing at all wrong with my 22 year old colleague that twenty years won't fix . YOU GO, LIZAJ!!! Whatcha gonna study?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lizaj View Post
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    And here's me thinking of going back to uni...God knows what some people will think!
    I think this is a great idea Honestly, I am really thinking of going for the third time in my life to university after I retire as a dancer and dance teacher (which probably won't be the case before I get 70) By the way, here in Germany there is an official programme for seniors at all universities and there are quite some people over 65 who start new studies. They are regular students and study together with the young kids and it's a really cool thing. I used to have some older university mates during my German and Eduction studies as well as later during my Japanese and Cultural Anthropology studies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shanazel View Post
    When I was 43 (43, my god, a real aged crone), a sincere young (22)paralegal in our firm told me how wonderful she thought it was that someone my age could go back to school and learn a new trade.
    Is she still alive?
    ~Mosaic

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    Quote Originally Posted by lizaj View Post
    so I don't feel I need to be brave when I dance. In fact I think I am damn right scary......at 61..ooo nearly 62

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    Liz you are gorgeous love the photo, love the costume!
    ~Mosaic

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    I've been thinking about this one and have concluded that Old Age is a generational/cultural thing. My mother (bless her) and many of her generation used to keep us in line with the injunction "Act your age!" and were (are) very careful to do the right thing and to live up to society's expectations. At fifty she was an old lady looking forward to her pension and sitting in her rocking chair. She had a "cauliflower" hairdo, refused to colour her hair because only low class people do that; wore jumble (rummage) sale clothes that went out of fashion when she was 30 and the biggest event she had to look forward to in her week was church choir practice or maybe a couple of hours weeding her rose garden. She wanted to grow old gracefully.

    My (our) generation (with exceptions) refuse to act our age and don't give a tinker's cuss about what society thinks. I've heard us referred to as the "Forever Forty" generation, it's our intention to grow old disgracefully. Many of us will fight the infirmities that age brings and will refuse to be certified as dead until the lid is nailed very firmly down on our coffins... which will probably shimmy slightly as it's lowered into the grave.

    It's a matter of attitude.... and I think our generation has LOADS of attitude!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mosaic View Post
    I agree, she looks really lovely and really happy as well
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    She's SIXTY?!? I don't BELIEVE it!!! She's so young-looking! And a very beautiful sixty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Granddad View Post
    I've been thinking about this one and have concluded that Old Age is a generational/cultural thing. My mother (bless her) and many of her generation used to keep us in line with the injunction "Act your age!" and were (are) very careful to do the right thing and to live up to society's expectations. At fifty she was an old lady looking forward to her pension and sitting in her rocking chair. She had a "cauliflower" hairdo, refused to colour her hair because only low class people do that; wore jumble (rummage) sale clothes that went out of fashion when she was 30 and the biggest event she had to look forward to in her week was church choir practice or maybe a couple of hours weeding her rose garden. She wanted to grow old gracefully.

    My (our) generation (with exceptions) refuse to act our age and don't give a tinker's cuss about what society thinks. I've heard us referred to as the "Forever Forty" generation, it's our intention to grow old disgracefully. Many of us will fight the infirmities that age brings and will refuse to be certified as dead until the lid is nailed very firmly down on our coffins... which will probably shimmy slightly as it's lowered into the grave.

    It's a matter of attitude.... and I think our generation has LOADS of attitude!
    Hmmmmm...hang on a sec... *runs to PoetryPoem.com*

    Here we go:

    To Age With Beauty

    To most, growing old is a frightful thing
    that should be avoided with all one's being.
    Science and medicine are presently engaged
    in striving to retard the effects of old age.

    However, in my opinion, it is better to face
    the approach of one's twilight with dignity and grace.
    It is useless to cling to unwarranted fears
    of the impending encroachment of the latter years.

    As I grow older, let the changes I see
    in the mirror reflect how Christ would have me to be.
    May the lines on my face be fearlessly caused
    by the countless smiles I give without pause.

    Let honor and wisdom in my life be seen
    as the years kiss my hair with a silvery gleam.
    May the passing of time sweeten my heart,
    regardless if health from my body departs.

    Lord, make me everything You would have me to be,
    Let me be an example of aging with beauty.

    November 25, 2002

    This is really more about having a right kind of heart as we grow older (I have to admit to being guilty of coloring my hair, lol). I think it's more important to have a good attitude and a caring heart, no matter what age we are.

    I hope to bellydance for many years to come, and I hope someday to become good enough to share that joy with others and do my chosen craft justice.
    Kudos to all here who perform for other people, no matter what your age!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Granddad View Post
    I've been thinking about this one and have concluded that Old Age is a generational/cultural thing. My mother (bless her) and many of her generation used to keep us in line with the injunction "Act your age!" and were (are) very careful to do the right thing and to live up to society's expectations. At fifty she was an old lady looking forward to her pension and sitting in her rocking chair. She had a "cauliflower" hairdo, refused to colour her hair because only low class people do that; wore jumble (rummage) sale clothes that went out of fashion when she was 30 and the biggest event she had to look forward to in her week was church choir practice or maybe a couple of hours weeding her rose garden. She wanted to grow old gracefully.

    My (our) generation (with exceptions) refuse to act our age and don't give a tinker's cuss about what society thinks. I've heard us referred to as the "Forever Forty" generation, it's our intention to grow old disgracefully. Many of us will fight the infirmities that age brings and will refuse to be certified as dead until the lid is nailed very firmly down on our coffins... which will probably shimmy slightly as it's lowered into the grave.

    It's a matter of attitude.... and I think our generation has LOADS of attitude!
    Grandad you are so right! There is no way I will 'grow older' gracefully, it is disgracefully or not at all! Gotta have the coloured hair, a little bit of deep purple or blonde, or cherry red highlights sometimes and if I had the money I certainly would do some cosmetic touch ups - what is the use of having all that medical knowledge out there and no one use it!

    I know that some people say you should stick with whatever you have got, but we use makeup to 'improve' what we have or to hide that which we dislike, so I say if cosmetic surgery/restylane/or botox etc can be afforded then go for it! Next year I am going to brave those tiny needles have have some restylane in the crags and crevasses forming in my face. I was going to do it this year but chickened out But have made an appointment for February and talked a girlfriend to come with me to hold this 'sukey-la-la's ' hand. If I had a bottomless purse I would tuck and lift everything
    ~Mosaic

    PS: Go out with a bang ... not a whimper!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mosaic View Post
    Grandad you are so right! There is no way I will 'grow older' gracefully, it is disgracefully or not at all! Gotta have the coloured hair, a little bit of deep purple or blonde, or cherry red highlights sometimes and if I had the money I certainly would do some cosmetic touch ups - what is the use of having all that medical knowledge out there and no one use it!

    I know that some people say you should stick with whatever you have got, but we use makeup to 'improve' what we have or to hide that which we dislike, so I say if cosmetic surgery/restylane/or botox etc can be afforded then go for it! Next year I am going to brave those tiny needles have have some restylane in the crags and crevasses forming in my face. I was going to do it this year but chickened out But have made an appointment for February and talked a girlfriend to come with me to hold this 'sukey-la-la's ' hand. If I had a bottomless purse I would tuck and lift everything
    ~Mosaic

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    PS: Go out with a bang ... !

    I still maintain there is nothing unatural about bleach.
    My reservations about plastic surgery are:
    doctors are trained by tax payers to save lives not enhance the vain
    my husband works in a NHS hospital and sees the results of bad plastic surgery
    I actually don't like the look most surgeons achieve!
    BUT in the final analysis there are women and men whose livelihoods rely on looking "good" and I begin to grant them their choice AND we are free to spend our money as we wish if it makes us happy.
    And although, I don't have a lot of wrinkles myself I certainly dislike than droopy right eyelid!

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