Everything and everyone adapts with age.
Even this oak found a way to surmount a host of obstacles,
not the least of which are the eroding cliff
it helps to shore up
and the hunk of rock that its root system worked around
for our photographing pleasure.
"My makeup team is nominated
for 'Best Special Effects'."
- Do we need to like our looks to be holistically happy?
- If we accept aging, will we then like our appearance?
- Is attitude subject to the same timeline as aging? Perhaps I, too, will someday like what’s before me in the mirror?
- Is it fair to ask an old person or a fat person to celebrate their body? In other words, how independent are we from the social norms that shape us? And isn’t my aesthetic, formed long ago, still valid even if I no longer reflect my own aesthetic?