Today I read a boring article by Gen X poster boy Douglas Coupland about growing old. He notes that we all have two ages: the age we really are and the age we are in our heads.
Later this month, Sister Wolf will be 55. If you are taken aback, think how I feel. No one wants to be this age but, ahem, consider the alternative.
Being 55 means nothing much except that it isn’t considered a good thing by men who blabber on and on about women losing their appeal after 30. As if. I am completely awesome, so I am happy to refute that line of thinking.
I have come to love my cute hospital bed and my beautiful red sheets, but all things must pass and the hospital equipment is being picked up on Friday. I love cranking up my bed to read and I love knowing I can’t fall out. Oh well. Maybe I will end up buying a hospital bed for two….do they exist?! I’m excited just thinking about it!
During my recovery, I bought this Mischen silk dress online, because it was drastically reduced and because it has zippers down the entire length of each side. The fact that I won’t ever wear it is hardly worth mentioning. Bring on the Rapture! And the fucked-up looking hem in the photo isn’t like that in the real dress.
The age I am in my head is around 14. My oldest son is 32, and people generally think I’m his sister or girlfriend when we hang out together, but they don’t realize that in my head, I’m still a defiant hippie girl, angry and insecure but much cooler than those awful straight people.
How old are the rest of you in your heads?