I'm not ageist. By definition that would mean I discriminate on the basis of someones age. I judge their abilities, attitudes, beliefs and norms based on age. And you see, I just don't do that. One reason, of course, is that I myself am aging. And I recognize that I have matured in wisdom, intelligence and sheer know-how. I have a lot to offer.
But this ageism thing doesn't include fashion. Fashion is about ageism. I call it like I see it. (I'm not even going to get into those untouched photos of Madonna recently released...)
A few friends and I were recently discussing the inauguration. Not the real, history making part of the inauguration, but the "Oh my goodness did you see Sting?" part of the inauguration. At first, I hated to judge a man by his cover....but here is a supreme example of what is good for you one day,may not be good for you the next...that is to say the beard as Fashion Statement.
Oh, Sting! You slightly scruffy man of my youth! Those piercing eyes! The way you could put meaning and intent in "Dee Do Do Do, Dee Da Da Da"
Sting, my dear boy, I grew up with you and I have to be honest...you have succumbed to attempting to replay your youth with a new spin. That is called A Bad Fashion Choice and it happens to those of us going though Mid Life Crisis or the mistaken belief that we can make the same Fashion Choices we did 25 years ago. You can not, my dear Gordon Sumner, you just can. not.
Could someone please pass the grizzle?