Some Beauties

@YrNemo (12662)
August 26, 2017 9:40pm CST
I was strolling back happily in the late Saturday afternoon, listening to the birds arguing to each other from the tall palm trees close by, enjoying the tranquility after the rain, and every now and then, watching the cloudy sky, slightly anxiously of whether the next pouring from on high would catch me... when suddenly I saw her, a Brigitte Bardot of the early 1960s, walking towards me. The wind was gently playing with her long blond hair. In her pale blue jeans and a casual jeans jacket, the lady was tall, slim, attractive and quite carefree. We came closer and closer to each other, then she headed South, I went North... 'Ships passing each other in the night' - almost! Know what I found out when I was very close to the beautiful lady? The gorgeous lady must be in her late 60s, from the sagging of the skin on her neck and face. Regardless, she still looked very beautiful. Some people are just lucky don't you think, in preserving their beauty that long. Once, I met a similar beauty but shorter (about 5 feet tall, or 1.5m), and who turned out to be much older. The striking about that case was, the lady still sported long fake eyelashes which were a bit too heavy for her wrinkly face. I felt so sad that time, thinking of my own aging. Am I too catty in describing these cases?
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• Philippines
27 Aug
She's definitely beautiful for her age, she definitely took care of herself.
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@YrNemo (12662)
27 Aug
That 'Brigitte Bardot' I met, she seemed to be content with what she had. And that is important I guess.
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@topffer (34162)
• France
27 Aug
Bardot does not look that good today, but she is in her 80's. Something difficult to imagine when you see her movies is that she has amblyopia (she sees only from 1 eye) since birth. It is true that some people are aging better than others. I do not think that it is only because they took care of themselves, the nature also plays a role here.
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@topffer (34162)
• France
27 Aug
@YrNemo Lol, just for your relatives : a good friend of my father (my father was born in 1931) was a neighbor of Brigitte Bardot (born in 1934) and was his first lover. He was telling that her reputation was overrated.
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@just4him (117271)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
27 Aug
No, you did a good job describing them. One an ageless beauty, and the other trying to imitate beauty that has long gone through artificial means.
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@YrNemo (12662)
27 Aug
I am glad as a writer, you saw my points and my descriptions as they truly were.... I am grateful for that.
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@just4him (117271)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
27 Aug
@YrNemo You're welcome.
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@Freelanzer (8971)
• Canada
27 Aug
Yes you do sound a little bit "catty" I love the fact that women age gracefully and naturally today. I applaud them. Many celebrities have plastic surgery, use botox and all sorts of things to look younger than they are. I think that is sad. Someone who ages gracefully and can still wear minis, and heavy eye shadow and a bikini is alright with me.
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@YrNemo (12662)
27 Aug
It is sad realizing that nothing lasts forever....
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@Tracy04 (10844)
• Malaysia
27 Aug
@Freelanzer I agree with you too. Aging healthy is more better than not aging with botox and all those unhealthy products.... No.
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@cacay1 (32915)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
27 Aug
Heheheh, so vivid descriptions of those two you met and compared.Yes, beauty fades as we age, but at least there goes a sign of reminder from the past.Thanks, very nice story-post.
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@YrNemo (12662)
6 Sep
A bit sad isn't! I saw my old classmates' pic on Facebook, even the prettiest ones have begun to fade.
@Lucky15 (33382)
• Philippines
27 Aug
can not help not to giggle
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@YrNemo (12662)
6 Sep
So glad that someone enjoyed my funny notes.
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@josie_ (7348)
• Philippines
27 Aug
As women, the quote "beauty is only skin-deep" do not apply. We do look at other women and are envious at how well they age.
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@YrNemo (12662)
27 Aug
I am glad you said so. I constantly looked at passers by, thinking, 'wow, she is still beautiful at that age!', or, 'should I copy her?' or, 'poor thing, life doesn't treat her well at all!' etc
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@poehere (17700)
• French Polynesia
28 Aug
No, it was fun to read.
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@YrNemo (12662)
28 Aug
Thanks for that, I was a bit worried in case I got misunderstood. I so admire ladies who preserve their beauty that long. It is almost like a competition to see who wins the game.
@poehere (17700)
• French Polynesia
28 Aug
@YrNemo That is cute. You should come visit the islands. Many people preserve their beauty here in Tahiti. You would have fun here.
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@YrNemo (12662)
28 Aug
@poehere On my bucket list! One Tahiti to visit (We did plan to go there a couple of years ago, but the plan changed. The in-law was supposed to meet up with us there for 3 weeks. In the end, they couldn't make it, so we went to see them in Toronto instead.
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@LadyDuck (157720)
• Switzerland
27 Aug
Brigitte Bardot was not 1.66, she was 1.73 (well now she can be a little shorter). I met her in St. Tropez and she was almost as tall as my husband, she did not wear very high heels, my husband is 1.76.
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@YrNemo (12662)
27 Aug
imdb has her height wrong then . I was surprised seeing that, since I know that 1.66m is not that tall, yet I saw her in posters & movies with significant height for a lady. Thanks for that, let hope imdb was wrong about other people's particulars too (like Daniel Radcliffe, the actor who played Harry Potter was not that tall. Last time I checked, they quoted him as 1.7m, this time, only 1.65m, ouch!)
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@LadyDuck (157720)
• Switzerland
27 Aug
@YrNemo Ihave read everywhere that Daniel Radcliffe is 1.65, that must be true. Sean Connery is tall, I have seen him in Monte-Carlo, he surely is around 1,90.
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@Kandae11 (37122)
27 Aug
@LadyDuck Sean Connery is one movie star I would have liked to meet.
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• Pamplona, Spain
27 Aug
I was just reading about a lady an actress from the Latin American Soaps and she looks really great for 52 years old but the comments from the people were quite out of place. She does look really good and I donĀ“t envy her. I can admire someone like that. She works out every day and uses a lot of cosmetic creams but what the heck she looks good. Us girls have to cope with so many hormonal changes as I was trying to tell someone the other day I wonder we get to be looking so good at our age too. Sadly to do all that special stuff you have to have pots of money that does really help.
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@YrNemo (12662)
27 Aug
Aging is a shock, more so, to famous fashion models and actresses/actors/artists than ordinary people like us I think.
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• Pamplona, Spain
28 Aug
@YrNemo I am shocked sometimes by the concept they have of themselves specially women. They follow all those diets and things that might do more harm than good. La Bardot has always been beautiful, Gina Lollobrigida, and Sophia Loren too. One who seems to have taken the aging thing well is Diana Rigg she lets them take photos of her and not afraid to be who she is.
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@YrNemo (12662)
6 Sep
@lovinangelsinstead21 Just checked Diana Rigg, she was beautiful wasn't she. With age, her beauty just changes to another type, that's all.
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@sol_cee (15535)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
28 Aug
What could have been the birds arguing about? Curious. ;)
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@YrNemo (12662)
28 Aug
One said, 'that's it, nice weather from now on, no more rain, halleluiah!' The other one chuckled, 'you twit, can't you see the black cloud over there?' The first one shrieked, 'How dare you, I am not a twit!'. The grandma bird cleared her throat, 'tweet or twit, who care! just be quiet!' I only managed to hear that much... (the battery for my hearing aid ran out suddenly! )
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@sol_cee (15535)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
28 Aug
@YrNemo hence the origin of Twitter, Trump's favorite. ;)
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@YrNemo (12662)
29 Aug
@sol_cee (I still can't understand the purpose of twitter or linkedin... Maybe I am too stupid! )
@fly802 (1514)
27 Aug
It seems to me that such beauty is a special gift from God.
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@YrNemo (12662)
27 Aug
You are right. (But why didn't HE let us be beautiful too? We could all become fashion models ? )
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@fly802 (1514)
27 Aug
@YrNemo Don`t worry.We`ll ask HIM, when we`ll meet with HIM.But we`ve to wait for a long time for it.what to do?
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@YrNemo (12662)
27 Aug
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• Baguio, Philippines
27 Aug
Beauty from afar...:)
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@YrNemo (12662)
27 Aug
You want to say that my eyesight is not that great? (My family members would not be hesitant to point that out while having a good laugh at me...)
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• Baguio, Philippines
27 Aug
@YrNemo In fairness, that old lady knows how to groom herself, and looks beautiful even at that age, but most beautiful during her teenage life... She deserves to be exalted with that.
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@YrNemo (12662)
27 Aug
@moneychaser Yes, I know what you meant.
@1hopefulman (28612)
• Canada
29 Aug
I don't know? I think you are just describing what time does to us. However, some people do better than others.
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@YrNemo (12662)
29 Aug
Could be by luck, could be by good maintenance skill? (re: preserving those endearing young charms...)
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@1hopefulman (28612)
• Canada
30 Aug
@YrNemo I wish I had done that!
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@DianneN (78465)
• United States
28 Aug
You are not catty at all. Some age gracefully and others don't. I am one who fights it every step of the way. Nothing wrong with that either.
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@YrNemo (12662)
28 Aug
The fact that you look very elegant and gorgeous from your photos, sounds like you are still winning. Hurrah.
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@DianneN (78465)
• United States
29 Aug
@YrNemo Lol! Thank you. I have a little help winning.
@Shiva49 (13036)
• Singapore
27 Aug
I do not know whether I look younger than my age but some have said so. Some do look younger but others much older. I, sometimes, take a guess when I meet someone whether that person is younger or older than me. Nowadays I meet mostly younger people unlike when I was younger! siva
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@YrNemo (12662)
27 Aug
It is difficult to guess some people's age once they pass a certain mark, say, 40. Say, I met a chap whose look was a bit like one of my older siblings. So I happily chatted to him like chatted to an older person, only to find out that he was 15 yrs younger than me. I was so shocked that time and swore to myself since that I should never ever play that game of guessing again.
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@Shiva49 (13036)
• Singapore
27 Aug
@YrNemo Agreed, appearances can be deceptive! siva
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@bluesa (13421)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
29 Aug
No, not catty, it is unfair how well some women age. I don't wear false eyelashes they irritate my eyes.
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@YrNemo (12662)
30 Aug
I wish I could... so that I could be beautiful in a special manner just for once (or a few times ).
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@jstory07 (67181)
• Roseburg, Oregon
28 Aug
A nice read. You did a good job.
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@YrNemo (12662)
6 Sep
Glad that you enjoyed my attempt at describing a certain action scene!
@FayeHazel (18027)
• United States
28 Aug
No I don't think you're catty. The first lady soujnds beautiful, and I hope I will be able to age well. The second lady with big eyelashes - well, sometimes I wonder that too - when I see an older person trying to wear "young" clothes or make up. Sometimes it works and sometimes it just doesn't.
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@YrNemo (12662)
28 Aug
Perhaps by observing them, I try to get some tips to make myself look better?
@maggs224 (1711)
• Alicante, Spain
27 Aug
I think that real beauty comes from within and regardless of a person's age or shape if they have that inner beauty it lights up whatever frame it occupies.
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@YrNemo (12662)
6 Sep
You are right. Someone pointed out to me that if a person lived a happy life, she would be likely blossom with time and vice versa. (perhaps it applied to men too?)