To the extent that we are mirrored, encouraged and acknowledged for our achievements and our creative pursuits, we are unified within ourselves. To the degree that we are perceived through a distorted mirror, we are torn asunder and may search for approval at a cost to our real self and creativity.
Yes, believe it or not, those of us over 50 really are computer savvy. We may not have grown up with cellphones or laptops, but as the media portrays, we learn quickly. And we are quickly catching up to the Mommy Bloggers.
No matter how much mom has changed from 1950 to the present, she is still the center of the family. The one the kids turn to for help and understanding. The one who takes care of the family pet, makes sure there is always those favorite cookies in the pantry and clean clothes in the closet.
I watched as my mother waited on my father. I listened to her voice, her attitude, her way of keeping small secrets to herself. I watched her kiss my father goodnight and I remember her words: couples should never go to bed angry.
Cameron Silver now has gorgeous, glimmering, silver hair. Talk about eponymous! His new book, Decades, A Century of Fashiontakes the reader on a deluxe rail-car journey through the major fashion movements of the 20th century.
Exhaustion is simply par for the Pampers ridden course. How to reclaim one's moxie? The mommy field trip: a weekend getaway sans children. My vision of Zen is a sunny and glamorous spot where I can rest my mind, energize my body and rejuvenate my complexion.
In the 2010s, I don't think we can afford to sit around watching CNBC and waiting for the Decade Gods to automatically turn everything green as some sort of karmic balance for the awfulness of the 2000s.