Monday, January 26, 2009

Acceptance pt 2

So here I am, no make up. My eyebrows actually look like they have a tad of colour. Maybe that's a little pencil residue or maybe they have actually darkened over the years without me even noticing.

We were going to go out last night and I was feeling strange about going out without make up. So I put some on and it didn't feel right...I took it straight off. I think I'm over it. Cary kissed my naked face and told me that I'm beautiful.

There are so many much more important things to be concerned about. It's kind of silly that I had a 'thing' about wearing a little make-up. But it was my attachment to that which no longer felt natural and, as it's a real part of me and my ramblings, the clearing of this attachment is relevant to this blog.

Fact is, I am not getting younger. Having young children helps me feel young. I don't plan on using the term to describe my future as 'growing older'. I'd rather focus on the traits I'd rather see in me such as 'growing in grace and wisdom'. In doing so I will live with more gratitude, more love and connection in my relationships with others and myself, more following of my own goals and continued attention to health in the form of a low fat vegan diet and daily exercise. Maybe all that could be called 'growing up'.


And speaking of growing up, here is the cutest little 3.5 year old, looking very smart in the new shirt he chose from the thrift store:

8 comments:

TheOrganicSister said...

You look so radiant and joyful! Why allow makeup to distract from that??

~Tara

Eli said...

When i met you, you were nursing him! Remember he kind of took to me on that blanket at Sunset Park as I made noises with my tongue? You commented how he shys away from people. Amazing! Mine will turn 9 this week!

Eli said...

Of course you could still be nursing, I just mean't he was a baby, baby!

Annette said...

Thanks Tara!

Eli - he certainly doesn't shy away from people now! He's very outgoing. And yeah, we're still nursing. And ..9!!! Enjoy celebrating the last year of single digits!

Stephanie said...

Oh, my goodness! He's getting so big!

Rachel said...

I've enjoyed reading these thoughts. I've always had periods of wearing no makeup at all, then I drift into a period where I feel like being more girly, and back out. I've never felt the NEED to make myself up, but I have to admit I'm always shocked when I see myself in the mirror without it. We just don't see many natural faces these days, our perceptions are skewed I guess. I think it's always good to examine the why of our attachment to material things, we all have our crutches.

Annette said...

Rachel, how lovely to hear from you! It's true, we don't see many natural faces, such a shame really.

Six Arrows said...

You are so beautiful! I miss you and yours! I imagine your warm, green surroundings as I look out my window at the lovely snow falling down, wondering which one I want more. And Nicholas is adorable! How great that he is still nursing. I have been thinking I need to buy a breast pump and start filling some pitchers up for the kids! I want to buy raw cow milk (it really helped Roman) and it seems pretty silly that I should "buy the cow when I have the milk for free!"