Lynne helps woman remember that the second half is meant to be as glorious, if not more, than the first half of our lives.

Any Shiny Thing

After the book signing on August 25, a half-dozen of us sat around, drinking wine and BS-ing, the best kind of sisterly gathering. The topic was looks. Specifically, what we do at our age to look good, and what constitutes “good.” The gathering happened in Indio, in the looks- and wealth-obsessed Coachella Valley, home of Palm Desert, Indian Wells, Rancho Mirage, and La Quinta; those monied resort towns.

We agreed we should try to feel good about how we look. But we’re trained to try to look younger. It seems every other billboard in the Valley is for body work.

We all want to update our thinking, so we can feel satisfied with our looks even if we’re older, and not automatically equate looking good with looking young. My wise friend Dorys said the reason we do this is we’re in competition. I asked for what? One woman laughingly said…

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  1. Lynne Spreen · September 7, 2012

    Thanks for honoring me by reblogging this, Shawn. I hope your readers enjoy it as much as I did writing it!

    • SSpjut · September 7, 2012

      A lot of my friends are our age or getting close. They love anything that encourages them that life is not over yet. LOL

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