Wrinkles around my eyes
(From time spent outside, smiling in the sun!)
Silver hairs around my crown,
Yet surrounded by a culture where the signs of age and wisdom are
erased, avoided, and surgically removed
What does this say about our culture? What we honor, and value?
I say we respect, uplift and admire the signs of wisdom
Let's honor those who have come before us,
Let's redefine beauty,
Embrace smile lines and hair silver like the moon. . .
and not in the name of fashion or trends,
but in the name of
(just for starters)