As I turn a year older today, I turn on the reflective mode switch as a Google search made me stumble on some before and after pictures of a few notable celebs who honed their craft and shone their light in their hey days.
I am right-smack in the middle of the transitioning process as I raise my fist to knock on the 40’s door, not there yet, but so close I can smell the wood. It is said that the best time to bend a stick is when it is green. I pray that God in His infinite mercies and grace will allow me to express my talent and walk energetically in my calling in this afternoon & green~y phase of life. To feed the yearn for fulfillment, follow that dream, now not later, now, when the face/skin is still smooth and the body firmer. Aging is not a bad thing, it is in fact a beautiful thing to embrace as we will all grow old and wrinkly one day. The inevitability of life. The most important thing is what is done, that dash in between those two significant dates of one’s life.
I see my present in the before images below. As ‘they’ say, feed the body right, move it when you can, guard your heart from negativity, try to be happy 99% of the time, care for your loved ones, be selfless while taking care of ‘you’ and be spiritually connected to your maker, then you’ll age gracefully, as one cannot turn back the hand of the aging physical process but our youth surely can be renewed like the eagle’s inwardly; if we start living right, right now, not later. So help me God. Happy Birthday to me :)
He fills my life with good things. My youth is renewed like the eagle’s! Ps 103:5
The selections below are as random as my distracted Google search led me. It is interesting to see the physical changes of their beautiful selves.
Kate Bush – Catherine “Kate” Bush, CBE (born 30 July 1958) is an English singer-songwriter, musician and record producer, who is known for her eclectic musical style and her idiosyncratic soprano vocal performances
Onyeka Onwenu – Onyeka Onwenu (born 17 May 1961) is a legendary Nigerian singer, songwriter, actress, journalist, politician, and X Factor series judge.
Broke Peters - Brock Peters (July 2, 1927 – August 23, 2005) was an American actor, best known for playing the role of Tom Robinson in the 1962 film To Kill a Mockingbird. He also gained recognition among Star Trek fans for his portrayals of Fleet Admiral Cartwright
Björk - is an Icelandic singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer and occasional actress. She initially became known as the lead singer of the alternative rock band The Sugarcubes, whose 1987 single “Birthday” was a hit on US and UK indie stations.
Sade Adu – Helen Folasade Adu, OBE, better known as Sade, is a British Nigerian singer, songwriter, composer, and record producer. She first achieved success in the 1980s as the frontwoman and lead vocalist of the Brit and Grammy Award-winning group Sade.
Sidney Poitier – Sir Sidney Poitier, KBE, is a Bahamian-American actor, film director, author and diplomat. In 1964, Poitier became the first black person to win an Academy Award for Best Actor, for his role in Lilies of the Field.
Tosinger – Upcoming Afro~Indie Singer Songwriter, Wiki not available until far reaching achievements in the works are completed.
Beautifully Dreaming…Positively Doing..