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My Mirror Must Be Wrong. l See Wrinkles

Updated on December 26, 2011

I Saw My First Wrinkle Today. (outch!)

While rushing (ha ha! , me? rush?), well hurrying as best l could, l put my lipstick on ,the last thing before leaving the house, only to notice in the mirror..... What!!!. My first WRINKLES!

SHOCK ! HORROR! l almost didn´t go out.!. Goodness me , l thought. How long have they been there? Were they there when l was together with all the family last weekend .?

Is it normal for wrinkles to appear overnight?

Had l better phone a friend?.

The honking of the car horn outside spurred me into hurrying out of the door (forgetting my keys).

My friend had arrived, but thee was a middle-aged man in the back seat, whom l did not recognise, so l kept my dark, ghastly, scary thoughts of wrinkles to myself.

Laughter lines at the corners of my eyes l am used to., but my step-mother who is very sparing with any compliments, and always looks immaculate, herself., had looked at me with great surprise only six months ago and exclaimed......¨¨But you haven´t got a wrinkle! Not one, darling..¨. You look amazing! How old are you now?¨¨ (Not as old as you and you´re still wearing stilettos)

l simply thanked her, didn´t think any more of it and continued using my middle--slightly expensive skin cream that l had been using for years.

All the anti-wrinkle and anti-aging creams on the market just confused me so l ignored hem.

l had always assumed that one day when l am 70 something years old, l would automatically gain a few wrinkles.. l was rather expecting them to appear lightly, one at a time..

The shock of what l saw in the mirror today, made me feel l hadn´t looked into a mirror for years.!. Not only were there wrinkles to be seen but guess where they were?

On my CHEEKS! Vertical lines, right next to my dimples... Dimples! l have no business having dimples in my cheeks at my age, but there they still were from childhood, making me feel like a hamster whenever l smile.

Nothing to smile about now. Four verticle lines on each cheek.! What could l do?

VANITY, PRIDE and WRINKLES.

The , not too many grey hairs have been covered from day one, with hair dye. So easy these days, to pick up a box at the supermarket and do it yourself. (I have to admit that it is a major operation to clean the bathroom after one of my hair dying sessions. l honesty don´t understand how l get the stuff up so high on one wall, all over the mirror and the door.!)

But at least it works. No grey.! Not until my hair is grey all over. l don´t like these stray grey hairs popping up amongst the auburn.

Same with eyebrows, just pluck them to a sensible shape and use a little eye-brow pencil, having made sure any grey ones have been plucked out.!

hamster face
hamster face

  This makes me sound like a very fussy,  vain,  older woman who is not accepting the fact that she IS older now.

I don´t see myself that way, after all I´m an aging hippy looking forward to the time when my totally grey hair can be plaited, just like Willie Nelson.. I wear what i like NOT what´s in fashion. Keeping up with each new seasons, fashion, colour, height of heels etc., has not bothered me for years.

BUT  WRINKLES!!!!  Did l think l was immune?   Could l blame my shock on the recent compliment from my step-mother, ,¨¨but you don´t have a wrinkle , Dim?¨¨

Assuming my everyday cream must have kept the wrinkles at bay,Had l been mistaken all these years???.l ´ve ignored all the new products coming out and at me , happy with my face-cream of years. l mean it had become a friend.!... Should l now rush out and start buying all these lotions l´ve been ignoring?

          OH!   What a dilemma..

When my husband and l are home that evening.(thankfully he was home first, since l had no keys)  l tell him my tragic news.....

He says..¨What wrinkles? Where?¨¨

¨¨Right next to my dimples¨ l reply, close to tears.

¨They ARE your dimples, you idiot!. It´s glasses you need not anti-aging creams.¨¨

Oh! No wonder l love that man !!!

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      Sunnie Day 6 years ago

      Dim this was precious...I just don't put on my glasses when I look in the mirror and I don't see a thing..lol..You look beautiful and what a gorgeous smile..Your husband is right..it is only the sweet dimple on your face..Thank you for making me smile.

      Sunnie

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      neeleshkulkarni 6 years ago from new delhi

      it is a manufacturing defect in mirrors now.they no longer make them the way they used to when we were young.in those great times mirrors were mirrors which actually showed people as they were. NOW their manufacturing is sponsored by manufaturers of anti ageing creams which program their micro chips in such ways that they show perfectly normal young women as being wrinkled hags so that all their creams sell better.if you don't trust me just accept their version that you DO have wrinkles and watch the top right hand corner of the mirror witout blinking your eyes for fifteen minutes and you will see the ad for anti wrinkle cream appear.

      so just you plough on in life trusting your husban ds judgement-After all if the man you love thinks they are dimples why give any credence to all those agents of anit wrinkle cream makers who insist foolishly they are!!!

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      Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain

      Hi Sunnie Day. Wonderful comment. Thank you. l guess l´m lucky to have a husband who still sees me as when we were young and he still mkes me laugh after more than 40 years.

      Thanks so much. Take care..

      Dim x

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      Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain

      neeleshuk........ Your comment had me laughing till l had tears in my eyes. Thank you so much for taking the time to write all that. Hilarious.

      Take care....

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      SilverGenes 6 years ago

      Oh Dim! You had me laughing and commiserating all the way through this and then I got to the comments and started all over again! Hamster face just about killed me! Your husband is a treasure :)

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      jenscott 6 years ago from United States

      Ha ha ha, I'm going to be giggling for hours. After my last birthday I started obsessing a little about those pesky grays and wrinkles that seemed to have just popped up all of a sudden, but your wit has me seeing things from a new perspective. Great job!

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      Micky Dee 6 years ago

      You are a beautiful delight dear Dim. You will always be lovely! God bless your family.

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      Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain

      Sivergenes,, l am s glad l made you laugh. The comment about the way mirrors are made today had me in hyserics too.

      Great to see you on my page always. Thank you for reading.

      Take care...

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      Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain

      Hello jenscot. Pleased to meet you on hubpages.

      l´m very happy that my silly sense of humour has allowed you to see things in a different light, (low lighting is the best, l find, these days)

      take care.........

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      Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain

      Hi Micky. ! So glad you still ride by my hubs.

      Love you, man, as always. x

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      epigramman 6 years ago

      ..the only 'wrinkles' here are on 'my' face AFTER staring so long at the beautiful lady in the picture - and what is much more important - is the beautiful young woman inside with such a zest for life and a positive attitude ..and that is why I find you so 'contagious'

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      Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain

      You flatter me, sir. , but l´m always so glad when you read my work.

      Thank you.

      Dim x

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      Kelly Kline Burnett 6 years ago from Fontana, WI

      Your energy is awesome! Great Hub! Oh, I long for my favorite age of 28!!! And the skin and the body that I once had! Thank you for the uplifting Hub!

      5 stars!

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      Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain

      so glad you enjoyed it. l must admit l was laughing as l wrote it. Don´t think anyone has given me 5 stars before. l´ll be looking out for them on a clear night, Cheers!

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      DREAM ON 6 years ago

      I don't think there are any wrinkles.I looked ten times and still see just a wonderful person.You know peoples imagination can play tricks on them.If the time comes you do get those awful wrinkles they are like sprinkles on ice cream they just make you even better.They are like highlights on your face instead of your hair.I think soon people will go to get wrinkles on their face like they go to get tattoos.They will be jealous of you.Always love to see you wrinkles or no wrinkles.

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      Susan Haze 6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Your man is a keeper. Thanks for the laugh. You had me feeling sorry for you, then you made me laugh.

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      fucsia 6 years ago

      My mirror must be wrong too! It reflects too much wrinkles and some white hairs! I would become more wise and at the same time remain always young! It is not possible I think....! Thanks for making me laugh on a argument so hard! Also if... Laugh increase the wrinkles!

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      Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain

      Hi Dream On,

      Thanks for the lovely comment. You made me laugh out loud when you wrote that people will eventually be having wrinkle tattoos!!!! Nice One.!

      Take care,

      Dim x

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      Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain

      Happy that l made you laugh coffeeklatc girls..

      Thank you for leaving a comment.

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      Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain

      fucsia thank you for reading and commenting. Pleased to meet you here on hubpages

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      zanin 5 years ago from London, England

      I have many Asian friends, if they give me a compliment they say 'mashalla' - this means that they really mean it and takes away any 'badness' from the compliment. Now, your step-mother did not say 'mashalla' and so it is due to her that you are now seeing those wrinkles.lol. However, there is hope. Aloe Vera is said to keep wrinkles away. Good luck. Had a nice chuckle reading this. Loved the hub.

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      Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain

      Glad you enjoyed the hub. l really enjoyed your explanation involving my stepmother.

      Pleased to meet you on hubpages-

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      A truly unique and brilliant hub Dim.

      I will be smiling all day now.

      Thank you so much for sharing.

      Take care

      Eiddwen.

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      Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain

      l´m happy you had a good chuckle out of it. Thank you very much for taking the time to comment.

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      acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

      Ha ha - completely awesome. What fun - I guess it happens to all of us eventually!!!

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      Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain

      Your face looks like you may be an exception to the rule. Can´t imagine a wrinkle ever daring to come near your flawless skin.

      Thanks for the comment. Made myself laugh when l was writing the hub. Take care. x

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      James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago

      No wonder you love that man!! LOL. I enjoyed your frantic article. Aging came on me all at once it seems. Maybe, like you, I just need different glasses. :D

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      Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain

      Ha Ha It aparrently happens to us all.

      Nice to see you again.

      Take care and thanks for the comment. x

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      Angelique Newman 5 years ago from Canada

      What a great read--I was smiling all the way through it! You look wonderful Dim :)

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      Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain

      Ha Ha Thank you so much. l just have to laugh at myself sometimes, or l´d be totally depressed.

      Take care,

      Dim

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      sofs 5 years ago

      Ha ha..that was fun..I enjoyed reading this so much...:) I need to look into the mirror or may be get different glasses .. wad do you say?? :)

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      Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain

      HEY SOFS !!! Don´t get new glasses whatever you do,. Keep looking for dimples.

      love,

      Dim x

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      aka-dj 5 years ago from Australia

      I wonder how many women have an emotional meltdown about such things.

      It's nice to see you don't take yourself too seriously about it all. Heck, you wrote about it for the whole (internet) world to read it.

      Keep slapping on the cream, and leave your glasses at the door. LOL

      Let your husband do the inspecting from now on. :D

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      Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain

      Great comment. Thank you aka-dj.

      Sense of humour needed as we grow older l think.

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      DoorMattnomore 5 years ago

      HAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!! perfect thing for the mood I've been in. I am so terrified of wrinkles, I hate to admit it. I've been using every kind of anti-wrinkle cream I can find since I was 23. Everyone I know makes fun of me so much, but then when I get asked for my driver's liscense at a pub, and they don't, who laughs then? ;) I am going to get to work now, but with a big smile on my face.

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      Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain

      OOOOOH! Where have you been?

      So great to hear from you again.!!!

      love you.

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      DoorMattnomore 5 years ago

      hugs. :)

      Ive been busy. I think of you often, and hope you are well. And wrinkle free..hahaha

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      Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain

      Great to hear from you. I am fine and hope you are too. xx

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      pjpitts 5 years ago from United States

      That was so funny!! Have you also noticed that all those printing presses keep printing smaller and smaller, especially the phone books, I think its a plot! You look lovely!

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      Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain

      Hi there pjpitts,

      Glad you enjoyed the article. yes l have noticed how small things are being printed these days, maybe it has to do with saving paper , helping the environment . Ha Ha..

      Thanks for reading and leaving such a lovely comment.

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      teenboyproblems 5 years ago from Nebraska

      My mirror lies to me EVERYDAY too! Lol. Great hub

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      Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain

      Hi there! If you are a real teenboy l guess you see spots not wrinkles. They´ll go....

      Thanks very much for commenting.

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      suziecat7 4 years ago from Asheville, NC

      I try to bypass the mirror myself these days. Great Hub - I'm a fan.

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      Dim Flaxenwick 4 years ago from Great Britain

      Hi suziecat,

      Thanks so much for the comment.

      Nice to meet you on hubpages

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      Jaye Denman 4 years ago from Deep South, USA

      One of the nicest things about getting older is that changes to one's face and changes to one's vision usually happen simultaneously. When I look in the mirror, it's without my glasses, so that slight blurring lessens the shock!

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      Dim Flaxenwick 4 years ago from Great Britain

      Hi JayeWisdom............you are proving how wise you are.... Never put glasses on before looking in mirror. I shall remember that.....

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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