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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Tuesday Expert Advice

Dear Cupcake,

I'm 49 and, lately, I've noticed that my mouth seems to be disappearing.  It's the oddest thing.  For example, in the morning, when I am reading the paper in bed or if I am engrossed in a book that has me rapt, if I happen to glance up and look at myself in the mirror it is as if I have no lips and in place of my lips and mouth there is just a kind of strange line.  "Have you seen my lips?" I inquire to no one in particular.  Or if I am concentrating and my head is down and my husband makes the VERY UNWISE decision to take a picture of me in my Head Down Concentrating Moment and I look at myself in this photo I find myself asking "Where did my mouth go?"  Now, I am not writing you to ask you if you know what has actually happened to the lower half of my face---no---I am writing to ask you if you think I should wear a Bazooka Joe handkerchief to assist me as I ease into Cronehood or if I should embrace my No Mouthness and start using lipstick on my upper lip and chin the way elderly ladies do or if I should just hope they remake the Anthony Hopkins movie Magic and then audition to be the puppet.
---Permanently Puckered In Podunk

Dear Puckered,
No.
Good luck,
Cupcake

9 comments:

Twisted Susan said...

No mouth?
Let's trade, I have too much neck.

Cupcake Murphy said...

You'll be sorry.

The Zadge said...

Swap: my waist for your lips. I think it is a huge win-win.

Hilary said...

Embrace all of it.....there's more to come.

Lora said...

my mother and aunts complain of this. I thought it was fake and they were just whining, but no. It really happens.

Carey Brown Strombotne said...

Just you wait, the eyes vanish next. Maybe the goal is going completely invisible. Well, keep your chin up, that's all I can say!

duffylou said...

Age. It's gravity's bitch.

Meg at the Members Lounge said...

I am always startled when I look in the mirror and see my 50 something self starting back. My brain still thinks I'm 30.

Ranchnotes said...

Waaah!