Karen (jitterbugparfum) wrote,


Was I supposed to rue the day my wrinkles arrived? Because really, I'm rather proud of this crinkle in the corner of my eye. It lends a rich texture to my self-expression. Substantiates my stories. Punctuates my jokes. Implies all the empathy, passion, lust and joy that a younger me would struggle to convey. A real, grown-up, I-know-how-to-walk-in-heels, let-me-show-you-how-to-work-that-power-drill, I-don't-need-a-boyfriend-but-I'll-take-you-as-my-lover crease. A prism to refract the twinkle in my eye, an ornament that gilds the window to my soul . . . This, right here, is character, and it only deepens with age. What's not beautiful about that?

~Life as Haiku

Higgledy Piggledy
Karen of Jitterbug
Perfume the Livejournal,
Blogger with pluck,
Reaches this birthday and
Cannot articulate
Much more than "&$*!"

~almost completely stolen from Gene Weingarten
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