I love this photo of Anita Perry, Texas Governor Rick Perry's fine wife, because it says so much of what we Fifty-somethings want to tell to people who are younger in age.
May you never age.
And more to the point. This from my 50 and onward somethings: “ I don’t care a whit about your opinion on my personal appearance because I am who I am and I am proud of it. If you can do better at my age, then I applaud you. Anything other than that are simply empty meaningless words."
OK, we are discussing the aging process? It is relentless. Here is what it says: “Get old . . . soon. It happens.”
I love it that she chose such a focal color for her ballroom frock. No straps. Daring. I only challenge her taste in men. Well, no that is a marriage thing and when it’s good, it’s good. Right?
Anita is in her 50’s as am I. We are not as buff as we were in our 20’s, 30’s or even 40’s. Time and too many tamales take over. We acknowledge the harm to our bodies and we do what we can when we can to put it to right. But time and the process of aging are both relentless…
I thought how she looked in her gown was just fine. Anita, just splendid. From a lefty. Ignore the insults from my cohorts.
Youth is wasted on the young. The young are so obsessed on appearance that they don’t see that appearance is trivial. When all is said and done, and when all is known, we are not judged on our appearance, but on what we stand for…what we believe…and what we produce.
You are good people Anita. Your husband needs a few lessons in humanity, but that is for him, and does not reflect on you. Come to think of it, no political thing reflects upon you.
You are a damned fine-looking woman.
Perry, you don’t deserve such happiness.