Saturday, December 07, 2013

face value

You know those people (mostly men, it seems) who grow into their ugliness as they age? Maybe ugliness is a bit harsh, but you know what I mean. People with awkward faces - asymetrical perhaps, or raw-boned, goofy, just generally not what you could call conventionally attractive.

Then you look at them twenty some years later and you realize that hey they've really got that ugliness/awkwardness/goofiness working for them somehow. You know that moment? 

Yeah, that doesn't seem to be happening with me.

I was never much of a beauty, although like Liz Lemon (minus the sense of humour), there were about two weeks in university when I was pretty hot. I keep hoping that I will grow into my face, turn into an adorable old lady, but really all that's happened is I see pictures of myself from five years ago (which at the time I thought were abominable) and think hey I looked pretty good back then. 

I guess I will be saying the same thing five years from now. 


umbrellalady said...

Barb - you have always been beautiful and always will be - kind of like Margaret Atwood.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Kathy, you are too kind. Also a liar, but in a good way.

Anonymous said...

a toast to the future! im 21 and i think ooh..i had such shiny hair when i was 16; at that time thinking oh god im growing fatter faster nowadays. it really all turns out fine i guess

Barbara Bruederlin said...

It all starts at such a young age, doesn't it, Metalheadfairy? Young nostalgia. Here's to the future, indeed.