Since I was 4 years old, Ive been told I look like Barbra Streisand. When I was 4yrs old, I didn’t even know who people were talking about, when I was 10 years old, I did know her by photos and wasn’t thrilled about it because I only knew she had a big nose… when I was a teenager I liked to be told I looked like her because I was aware of how amazing she sang and acted and I wished I was half as a talented as she was, still the nose bothered me a bit… nowadays people still tell me that I look like her and I’ve learned to not only accept it but even embrace it. My nose will only grow bigger with age and fortunately my confidence will too.
You learn with time that outer beauty is not as important as the beauty of your mind, heart and soul and that the beauty of your face will also fade away but your essence never will. Under my wrinkled skin and sun spots, I will always have this face, the eyes and nose that people that love me love too. I am not against plastic surgery but it does make me feel a bit worried when I see people want to change their face so often. I would be so scared to look at my reflection in the mirror and not only not recognize what I see but not like it either and all because I wasnt happy with what I was seeing before.
Maybe one day botox will run under my skin, maybe one day I will have the need to have fuller lips, but today I don’t and today I pray for many more aging signs since that would only mean I stuck around to watch my kids grow… aging is inevitable but I am grateful for it.
One day at a time,
I am Aliser, art lover and owner of Smallprint. I create custom silver pieces & host quarterly tea parties to celebrate mothers and daugthers in communities across Alberta. Reach out if you'd like to host one.