When I was in junior college a book came out called "Future Shock." I don't remember much about it, but one thing that I remember was the author talking about how we were entering a time when so much would be offered to us that we would have a hard time making decisions. For example: you want shampoo, you go to the store and they offer like five or so types of shampoo. But now you go and there is a wall and a half of shampoos, plus conditioners, toners, etc. That feeling when you stand there trying to decide what to get he called a type of shock.
I think I'm facing that. I need some new makeup, and I was looking at a magazine this evening and checking out the ads. Zoink! They have kinds that go on with little paint rollers. Some have elastic in it so it can stretch with your skin. Some say they can erase your age (that intrigures me). Mineral makeup, "clean" makeup, makeup with botox, makeup with sunscreen, moisturizers, skin boosters (whatever those are), "lifting" technology, anti-aging, super-stay, true matching, organic, restructuring, matte, and ... and ... I'm breathless.
Drew Barrymore, Queen Latifah, Andie MacDowell, Ellen Degeneres, Brooke Shields -- why, there isn't a woman celebrity out there who isn't hawking beauty products. How do you decide??
I'm suffering from shock, present not future. I think I'll pick out some shampoo instead.
When life itself seems lunatic, who knows where madness lies? To surrender dreams--this may be madness; to seek treasure where there is only trash. Too much sanity may be madness! But maddest of all--to see life as it is and not as it should be.
I have been married for over 27 years to my husband Stan. We have two sons, AJ (26) and Kevin (24). We have two crazy dogs named Jasper and Riley. I love my life, my family and have a strong faith that directs me.
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