When I Grow Old, I Shall Wear Purple….Eyebrows?!
My mother visited recently. She didn’t bring her makeup.
She thought she could just borrow from my stash. Which she did.
Still, I was startled later that day when I was met by dark purple eyebrows.
I should never have left her alone with my makeup bag.
But that isn’t the point–this is the point–
My niece noticed the purple eyebrows much earlier, but didn’t want to hurt her grandmother’s feelings by telling her.
Why do we do this? We see loved ones wearing outfits that are a mess, haircuts that don’t work, and makeup that shocks us, and we don’t tell them!?!?!
My request is simple; should I ever leave the house with purple eyebrows, or anything resembling a major fashion faux pas, and you notice, please tell me immediately.
Yes, I may embarrass you as I dig through my purse recovering a barely recognizable tissue. I may spit on the tissue in public and frantically wipe at my brows. I may ask you several times during the day if my eyebrows are still purple. But you will have done me a great service…
You will be letting me know that you love me.
And in the end, that’s all that really matters, isn’t it?