faded by summerfield

faded

i wanted to have an excuse to photograph and post the almost dried up roses, but i wanted a good excuse. been beating up my brain for an idea but this only hit me at the last minute. no, i don't look in the mirror to feel i've withered. i know i'm withered and weathered­čśé and i don't have to look in the mirror to know.

i know of quite a few people, even people who are close to me, who don't relish the idea of others knowing their true age. i have no problem in divulging my age. because at some point people would look at you, and even without telling it to your face, would know you're old. and we will get old, that's the truth. i have a 'former' friend who had a facelift. she started with a nose lift because she wanted to get rid of her filipino nose. she ended up with a bulbous nose. then she had a facelift which was botched so she had to go to a more expensive surgeon. the work, over the last few years proved to be nothing because now she has a lopsided face. she used to point out to me that she was two and a half years younger, like two years mattered. the thing was ever since we were young, people had always thought her a lot older. she's taller and big boned and truth be told, a bully. bullies age fast, i used to tell her. meanwhile, at 18 i couldn't get a job because i looked so underaged. in the end i had to and got used to inflating my age by six years and had fake IDs done so i could find work or i could be admitted to disco clubs. if i go by the fake ID, i'd be 74 now. oh, lord! that's old!

-o0o-

leaves is this week's theme over at five plus two. check us out here: https://365project.org/fiveplustwo/365/2020-11-04
Nicely done. I like this "over your shoulder" view~
November 5th, 2020  
I agree nicely done... age is all down to state of mind!
November 5th, 2020  
A thoughtful photo.
November 5th, 2020  
Growing old is compulsory but growing up is optional!!
November 5th, 2020  
Nice. I like your composition. Age is a funny thing. First most people want to be older and then everybody wants to look or be younger.
November 5th, 2020  
Oh dear, loved the narrative till I read that 74 is old as in 2 years I will be there! When growing up I thought that my parents were ancient when they turned 60 ;-) Beautifully composed shot.
November 5th, 2020  
that's really quite lovely
November 5th, 2020  
I see you looking in the mirror and seeing beauty staring back at you!
November 5th, 2020  
Lovely photo, clever idea
November 5th, 2020  
I like the image - and your thoughts! :)
November 5th, 2020  
nice image and narrative! I agree!
November 5th, 2020  
@ludwigsdiana - you have nothing to worry, my dear. you look gorgeous and can easily compete with them young people!
November 5th, 2020  
Beautifully composed
November 5th, 2020  
Gorgeous
November 5th, 2020  
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