I've known people who are intensely uncomfortable with the notion of aging. They are repulsed and even angered by the losses associated with it. It's a great pity, really, because their fear feeds into so much of what is wrong with our society. There is no grace with that kind of attitude, no respect, no peace.
Don't get me wrong, I spend my fair share on ridiculous creams -- one for my face, another for under my eyes during the day, another for under my eyes at night, another for my décolletage , another for the rest of my body. It would be embarrassing if I weren't quite aware that it won't prevent the inevitable. And it would be sad if I didn't understand that youth and beauty come at least as much from the inside as the outside.
Eleanor Roosevelt is quoted as saying that "beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art." And a