i had a boyfriend once who gave me a small purple book of verse as a birthday present - i think the title was went something along the lines of " when i am an old woman i shall wear purple" . i have had that book for many years and now, for the life of me, now, when i need it, i just cant find it anywhere! but i love that title. it reminds me that despite your age, your height, your weight, your colour of hair or complexion, or the size of your wallet, what's most important is just being the wonderful and beautiful you that only you can be. and to do that without a care in the world, without worrying what other people may or may not say about you is the most important thing. you know that positive poem curculating around - 'dance like no-one's watching, work like you don't need the money etc?' well if i could add one line to that i'd include:
Wear big hats!