Deep thoughts in the skin care aisle
There are many markets aimed at selling products and procedures to those who do not wish to grow old, which is almost everyone. I do not fault these merchants at all. Where there is a perceived need, others will be ready to supply it. All of these companies wish that this is indeed what they could deliver.The merchant able to sell time would be the richest in history.
However, this is an impossibility. Instead of selling time they sell the attempt to mask it's affects using bright colors, interesting smells, exotic ingredients, and promises. Despite the ointments your skin will still wrinkle and sag, age spots will still appear, joints will still creak. Surgeons can pull the skin tight as well as many other things. Chemicals can cover the gray hair and fade the spots on your skin. However your youth is still gone as well as your money. Time has still passed and will continue to do so. Time even seems to slip by faster while you worrying about these superficial things.
You still grow older. You will pass from this Earth. Precious, irreplaceable time is wasted while you worry about what your face and body used to look like. This time is better spent living the life you are so very lucky to still have. Laugh with family and friends, feel the sun and walk with nature, read the best books, enjoy good food and drink. Living life keeps your mind youthful and curious. Do not waste time and energy chasing after what can not be caught. Fill your time now with memories to be revisited, not regrets to be mourned.
"Father Time is not always a hard parent, and, though he tarries for none of his children, often lays his hand lightly upon those who have used him well; making them old men and women inexorably enough, but leaving their hearts and spirits young and in full vigor. With such people the grey head is but the impression of the old fellow's hand in giving them his blessing, and every wrinkle but a notch in the quiet calendar of a well-spent life." ~Charles Dickens