Beauty in passing

I can remember getting ready to go out on my 18th birthday. It was 1985 and I thought I looked HOT. 27 years on, I am sporting a similar look for an 80’s party. I am REE DICULOUS.

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I am amazed by how easily the application of my blue eye liner comes back to me, and ever-so-slightly perturbed when my 5 year old tells me “You look pretty Mummy”.

It got me thinking about how the birth of each new decade seems to hammer a nail in to the coffin of the previous one. Goodbye shoulder pads, farewell white ‘shag me’ shoes, nighty night wet-look hair. What was once beautiful (or was it?) has become an overnight shambles.

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I started SaveEveryStep because I didn’t want my Mum’s memory to be lost. I didn’t want the beauty and warmth of her 1950s youth to be just a face in a black and white photo, wearing curious white gloves and a funny little hat. Time is an absolute sod. It takes away from us our beauty and ultimately separates us from those we love.

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So, to my mind we should be celebrating the passing of each era. Treasure the ridiculousness of that tartan pinafore or those skinny jeans (who knew they’d make a come back?) and find a way to keep the beauty of the times you’ve experienced intact in your memories as part of your legacy.

Oh, and remember – you are beautiful now, just as you were beautiful then but didn’t think so at the time.

This might help.

More Posts on the ‘Beauty’ theme over at Tara’s ever-popular Gallery.

21 responses to “Beauty in passing

  1. Excellent big hair (mine is thin and fine so I never conquered the look) and I think your current blue eye liner looks great. It must be my age. Your Mum is Proper Glamorous. Relative youth is always beautiful for those of us that are a few years further on :-)

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