Mirror… Reflections

Closing my tablet for the night, contemplating a meet up with Mr. Paso Doble, I retired to my bedroom, undressed  and glanced into a full-length mirror. That vision would depress me for some time. I rarely looked at myself in a mirror, maybe I feared the reality of how 63 years of hard work and “life” had changed my body. There I was face-to-face with a strange image… Who is that woman in the mirror? Oh that body and face had seen better days. Confidence was not a friend to me anymore and my insecurities magnified at that moment.

My face was no longer smooth. Those deep naso-labial folds and crows feet were deep. The upper lids needed lifting. The lower bags needed lifting as well. I could use one big gigantic pull forcing my hairline up so tight that my brows would touch my earlobes.

I slowly turned to peek at my profile. The gravitational pull on my torso was dramatic. All I could think was “Those damn Kardashians!” Enormous firm butts, how’d they do that? Implants perhaps? How could I ever show this aging body to any new suitor. I needed Mr. Paso Doble to give me an overhaul-no, a major overhaul. I need to do some research on this. Off to my medical books and google searches. It was a scary venture for sure.

To find out what happens with Mr. Paso Doble …”The New Dance Card” Looking For Love Online  will be released soon. Ann’s first book “The Dance Card” Looking For Love After Divorce  highlights the beginning of her 8 year journey now available on Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Apple  iTunes, kindle.

Ann Reichardt is a retired registered nurse, author, artist living in Scottsdale Arizona.

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