I have decided that bangs are a "cold weather" haircut. I think they nicely add texture and fun to the solid lines of coats and the bold colors of scarves. They are a great low maintenance accessory, they keep my forehead warm, and I love how cheap they are to trim (hello, $5). A few days ago my boss told me they made me look 21 years old. But upon closer inspection I think bangs make me look older. Why? Because when I smile they highlight my blossoming crow's feet around my eyes. Sigh. I figure I have two options for my winter 'do: smile and not care or always keep my face neutral to prevent any more signs of the aging process. Side note: the term "aging process" reminds me of cheese. I'm totally okay with that because I love cheese. Here are my options.
Option 1: Me, happy, with crow's feet, and loving the changing ginko leaves behind me.
Option 2: I could just not smile and have a perfectly smooth face. Look! No lines!
But: Whenever I'm around this guy I can't stop smiling. He's seriously the funniest guy I ever met and he always makes me laugh. No wonder I started getting wrinkles around the age of 20.
Lesson: I'd rather look wrinkly, happy and stylish than be smooth faced without joy in my life.