Thursday, April 17, 2014

I'm All Ears

the little 'un's mine

Happy Easter everyone, just a short to note to thank you all  for the splendiferously verbose comments  over the last few weeks!
















(comments are off today - it's a  holiday weekend!)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Fashion Shoot

French Voguettes

So...who wants to  be  Ernest Borgnine?

The Wild Bunch

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Old Age Ain't No Place For Sissies.

Ursula Andress

Along with the certainty of death and taxes, our very first gasp for breath outside of the womb brings about the slow creeping onset of the second  law of thermodynamics - entropy in the system.
These pictures  may focus on the outer carapace, but we all know that the henchmen of  the passing of beauty are  his mealy mouthed  rasping gripped  cronies  who bring  arthritis, deafness, Alzheimer's, heart disease, cancer  and a myriad of other trials  which would test Hercules.


David Gilmour ( young Dave, hubba hubba.)


Elizabeth Taylor 

Kirk Douglas 


Kim Novak 

Please can we not focus on Kim Novak's  surgery  outcome here?  No one ever "makes bad plastic surgery choices". It is  sadly often a 
by-product of healing, technique and complications, surgery is never an exact science for any procedure  but as malleable as the flesh it excises.

Princess Margaret



So today, I am asking a simple question -  what will get you through? Faith, family, a wilful stubbornness to  set one's shoulder against that big boulder of Time? New York magazine's most recent cover story declares that over 65 promises to be a new Nirvana, but I'm not so sure. I think I'll cling to Cormac McCarthy's maxim that ageing is 'No Country for Old Men'.  


I'm curious what other people are storing away in their emotional kit bag to deal with the day when, as Oscar Wilde said, we all become 'hideous puppets'.  Is Time a thief that after a certain age begins to frisk us down, or can we just be content with what we once had?


Today I've got too many questions and too few answers. Over to you.