In our quest to find the fountain of youth,
I am amazed at the lengths
at which we will continue to search.
It came to me as I attempted what so many of us
mistakenly think is the first step to getting there,
which just happens to be in a box labelled
(for light brown hair)
So this isn’t me,
but some of you have to admit to having a bit of fun
while you wait for the miracle potion to set.
What is also astounding is how much
we are in search to feel vibrant and unscathed
by what years of being on this earth can do to us.
It is almost like we need some sort of direction
to sink our beliefs into
or at least a sign of some kind that really exists.
It’s a road some of us are hell-bent and determined
to chase and follow.
From dying our grey haired locks
to slathering ourselves in all the magic lotions and creams
that claim we can look and feel exactly
how we did in our 20’s.
So right about now,
I can almost hear the giggles,
and even envision the eye rolls.
In our wisdom of being on this earth
we know better
yet somehow rely on the fact that
technology and all those scientific minds out there
may one day figure out
that there just could be a way.
Let’s face it…
We want so desperately to believe
but when you stop and think about it,
what exactly do we want?
Is being 20 something again,
and going back really where we want to put ourselves?
I think it’s more about trying not to buck the system.
It’s more about not re-living what has already happened.
Been there done that.
So what is it we are truly in search of?
I think we get to a point
that we finally admit the inevitable
and wake up each and every day
hoping that today is a feel good day.
That the hair dye we chose is the closest colour
to match our wrinkled skin tone.
(otherwise it’s time to call your hairdresser for an emergency intervention)
That the wrinkle remover we paid way too much for
is actually is working
(even though a quick glance in the mirror shows a few new lines since yesterday)
That whatever medications we need to alleviate
our aching muscles kick in
well before we step out into the world and go on with our day.
Which basically means
any attempt to sitting down
or standing up without making any groaning sounds is a very good day!
(if you haven’t noticed this before, you will now)
Here’s the thing.
We have all been in the pursuit of the fountain of youth.
It’s been a myth passed on through the ages
and yet we haven’t given up on it.
(of course technology is giving us a leg up on getting closer to any answers)
and God only knows how hard we keep looking.
The reality of it all
is there has never been any proof
that the fountain of youth has ever existed.
As much as we all want to defy the aging process,
or believe that someday this could be possible,
there is no such thing.
However maybe it’s time we change its name
and give it a more realistic meaning
that isn’t about what it is not,
but rather what it really should have been all along.
THE FOUNTAIN OF FAITH!
we can’t live longer
but we can always live better!
Make it a great day everybody!