You own everything that ever happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should have behaved better.— Anne Lamott
Here’s the long and short of it: There is no why. You don’t have a right to the cards you believe you should have been dealt. You have an obligation to play the hell out of the ones you’re holding. And, dear one, you and I both were granted a mighty generous hand.- Cheryl Strayed
I was getting ready to go for a run this evening; and I saw this 50-60ish year old woman driving down my street in her Audi convertible. Her salon-blonde hair blowing in the wind, a big ol’ satisfied grin on her face, and blasting Jimi Hendrix’s Foxy Lady.
Spirits willing, that will be a future version of myself.
my least favorite thing is when people say stuff like “when you’re old those tattoos and piercings are going to look pretty ugly!” like ?? who am I trying to impress when im 80 years old ?? hot singles in my area ??
Bedside being one of the pettiest concerns a person can voice, I mean how shallow can you get?!
I’ll also add that these comments are almost always directed to women with ink. A man’s body is his own to do with as he pleases. A woman’s body is a pretty thing to be looked at by others.
I think tattooing/piercing is such a powerful statement to make as a female. You get to own yourself and your body in a way. It becomes yours vs. someone else’s object of gaze.