When I think of how to be now that I am in my 50's.....I look towards Nora, Jade, Polly....and a few special others. Beautiful, strong women who reside in my Red Tent.http://www.amazon.com/The-Red-Tent-A-Novel/dp/0312427298
“Oh, how I regret not having worn a bikini for the entire year I was twenty-six. If anyone young is reading this, go, right this minute, put on a bikini, and don’t take it off until you’re thirty-four.”
Nora describes spotting a bag lady -- gray hair, mustache, dirty nails -- and realizing she's “only about eight hours a week away from looking exactly like that woman on the street.” — Nora Ephron I Feel Bad About My Neck
The two ex editors of Vogue, Jade Hobson and Polly Mellen always inspire me. They were cool in the eighties and they are still cool now. They found a way to stay curious, engaged and look authentic and awesome doing so. Both embraced their grey early on and rocked it.
Nora, if you are listening I can't help mulling over the same issues you did. Do you splurge or do you hoard? Do you live every day as if it's your last, or do you save your money on the chance you'll live twenty more years? Is life too short, or is it going to be too long? Do you work as hard as you can, or do you slow down to smell the roses? And where do carbohydrates fit into all this? Are we really all going to spend our last years avoiding bread, especially now that bread in American is so unbelievable delicious? And what about chocolate?” Nora Ephron I Feel Bad About My Neck