What is bigger than a bread box and smaller than a.......?
Honey, does my butt look big in these jeans?
Those pathetic photos in Glamour mags "Do and Don't" section with the black rectangle over the face and everything else hanging out.
Anne Lamott writes the absolute funniest description of how women's bodies change with time in her book Traveling Mercies; Some Thoughts on Faith. I'm rummaging through my bookshelves right now to re-read the chapter called the Aunties. Darn, can't find the book, must have passed it on to someone. Anne shares her disturbing and hilarious thoughts of what it feels like to be in your 40's wearing a swimsuit on a beach in Mexico, and walking around with extra padding in the hind quarters she labels "the Aunties." ".....on the way to the beach I would treat them [the extra flesh and poundage] as if they were beloved aunties, the kind who did embarrassing things at the beach, like roll their stockings into tubes around their ankles..... The aunties and I marched along in a way both strident and shy, until we got to one of the bus stops." That's when young shapely women in slinky bikinis hop on the bus and parade past Anne. MUST READ.
How does it really feel to be at the rear end of yet another year? What are you still dragging around, whether minimus or maximus? Anything surprise you or make you curious? What have you left undone this year? What have you laughed at? Been on the fence over an issue and too afraid to move from this position?
Take a look so that you and your aunties enter into the new year with clarity, freedom and a willingness to jump into life with both feet.