She tugged on a pair of 20 year old jeans --- and panicked that they were tight in the waist (okay, and in other places).
The rational brain? Wow. Twenty years of good laundering! Twenty years and the pants still fit! Snug, but comfortable. We're all good here.
The Madonna-Lady Gaga-Kelly Ripa-Star Body of the Moment part of her brain? Very bad news.
She would like to say the rational brain rules, but -- well.
This is a cultural and personal battle she still fights daily. Yes, yes, she's aware of all the older ladies wearing purple hats and tossing aside expectation.s, celebrating wisdom and age.
But - she's not there yet.
Newly attuned to the cat-call and whistle. Okay, waiting anxiously for both . . .