|Mother Teresa and Orphan Baby by Fred Miller, (CC BY-NC 2.0)|
I wonder if I am the only person who’s finding it difficult coming to terms with an ageing appearance.
“A lot of women feel that way,” says Imogen.
“I guess there wouldn’t be such a huge anti-wrinkle cream industry if everyone was satisfied with the way they look,” I observe.
“And think how many people dye their hair,” adds my oldest-at-home daughter. “They’re not happy with grey hair.”
Maybe Imogen is right. I am not alone. Many women are concerned about getting older. But I still feel a little bit guilty because my appearance is of importance to me. I wish I could be like Mother Teresa. She certainly looked old but her wrinkles were irrelevant. She never had time to think about what she looked like. She focused on other people and not herself. And so she shone with a beauty that came from deep within her.
You might have guessed, I talked about ageing in this week’s podcast. After listening to my recording, I’m not sure I’m comfortable posting my inside views on ageing. But it took me a long time to make this podcast so I shall publish it. But that doesn’t mean you have to listen. Feel free to skip over this one, if you’d like. I won’t mind at all!
I haven’t got any program notes this week. Instead I shall post an untouched photo of me. It was taken in the cafe at Mary MacKillop Place. Imogen and I were enjoying coffee before the start of the Catholic Digital Media Conference.
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