Monday, December 14, 2009

Life Imitates Art

I remember when the movie 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button' came out I couldn't help but think how cool it would be to age backwards. Get the aches and pains, not to mention the wrinkles and sag, of old age out of the way first, and actually appreciate youth by the time it arrived. We don't know any better when we're young that smooth, wrinkle free skin that has yet to be worn down by the sun and gravity doesn't last forever. Or can it? Demi, Jada, the Jennifers, Sandra, and Courteney are just to name a few of the age defying beauties who seem to get younger with each passing year. The one thing we have to keep in mind is that since their twenties when most of these ladies were still "up and comers" who didn't have the bank accounts to take care of themselves the way they do now. Along with the 'millions per movie' salaries comes Botox, fillers, chemical peels, surgery...the sky is the limit for products & procedures that halt the aging process and in certain cases send it in the opposite direction creating real life Benjamin Button's. Look no further than Sandra Bullock who was shown aging backwards in a recent issue of People magazine. She is at the top of her game in her mid-forties having just won the Golden Globe for Best Actress for her amazing performance in The Blind Side. I think it is great, and long overdue, that talented actresses such as Sandra are able to land such coveted, lead roles at an older age than ever before. I've always bought into the old saying that money cannot buy happiness but I am fully convinced at this point that it can buy youth.

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