It’s interesting what happens when you photograph women who’ve really not been photographed in a LONG time.
They notice things about themselves they’ve never noticed before. One of the area’s many women comment on are the deepening character lines around their eyes that bring out their beauty, wisdom and transparency.
Those gorgeous enhancements to our features have been EARNED my dear friends.
Personally I look at those women under 30 and think… “wow, sister, you’ve got a long way to go”, and I know they don’t need my pity for their shapeless bodies, flawless skin and perky boobs, but I can’t help it. Clearly they just have not yet lived.
Imagine not knowing what it’s like to wake up from a deep yummy winters sleep bundled deep inside your soft blankets and get vomited on? Or how it feels to hold the precious responsibility of making life work for everyone around you as you set off in the early AM to climb the towering mountain of each precious day with the weight of atlas on your shoulders?
THEY have NO idea what it’s like to be this wonderful wreck of motherhood and be the glowing gorgeous representation for femininity everywhere. They look at us longingly (and don’t think they don’t dear sisters). They covet the very stains on your threadbare out of style jeans, and long for the glorious sheen of your unwashed hair.
Notice next time how they look at you longingly in the coffee shop or grocery store as you clutch the grubby hands of your whining, sullen or unkempt children. Go ahead, glace at them with a mix of pity and contempt and let yourself veritably SWELL dear ladies with fierce pride as you flash your character lines their way. OH YES… that’s what they want.
They want to BE YOU- and don’t you forget it.