Aging Gracefully?

Today while in a room with other bridal party women and stylists, I listened with a sad heart to their lively discourse about all the work they hoped to have done as they age. They commented about women they knew and how good they look after this or that peel or laser or tuck. I was taken aback by the sheer lack of acceptance and peace among these women. There was not a hint of okayness with what will eventually beset us all as we age. It was such a stark contrast to the journey and healing I have grappled with over the past few years. I am nowhere near perfect in this and I'm not seeking to pass judgment, merely observing. And while it helped me see how far I've come, it also made me incredibly sad for the culture we have created around shaming women rather than loving and accepting them. We have so far to go.