Not into self-portraits as much as I used to be, and I'm not sure why.
It's not that I'm having some mid-life identity crisis or anything, but for some reason, I'm not into seeing myself in the digital frame. Not so much right now. Don't get me wrong…I look good enough for my age. My dermatologist said, "You're 41? You must avoid the sun."
Really? You would deduce that? Why…yes, I DO!
Never mind the skin damage that untold years (okay, it's actually a "told" number, but i'm not feeling like reminding myself today) that smoking has caused. I must have some pretty regenerative genes somewhere in my body (no, not like those of Claire Bennet of my most favorite new show that I only watch on a two-inch iPod screen when I myself am hovering, or rather, hurling through space, at 32,000 feet…) but as in, some good hereditary mojo for skin aging. Because I should look WAY older than I do.
I was adopted, so I don't really know what sort of skin is in my future beyond the here and now. I wish, though, that I did have my mother's hair and skin, because a) her skin looks great and b) she still looks totally blonde. Mom, you look a lot younger than you think!
Weird…but the fact that I am adopted came up no less than three times on three separate occasions last week. It is always a surprise to me that people have questions for me. And I always answer them the same way. Yes, I've always known. No, I really have no burning need to know who my birth parents are because my parents are my parents, and that's that. Sure, I wonder if I have any half siblings. No, it's not enough to make me want to do anything about it. And if you must know, it always just felt like it made me special.
Don't know if that's weird to hear or not. Like I said, my parents are my parents and they are amazing people who I love dearly. Sure, we may be members of different political parties…ahem… but I am one lucky girl to have hooked up with them. That's for certain.
That said…if I do find that I am suddenly able to break the space/time continuum, maybe then I'll decide that I need a bit more info.