Piercing Porn & Ageism

Piercing Porn & Ageism

 Yesterday I went on about my rediscovered love of pierced body art.  Today, I’m showing you exactly what I mean.  It’s funny how when you’re not looking for the small details that encapsulate beauty, they escape you.

karlie-kloss-by-angelo-pennetta-for-british-vogue

Yesterday I had an uncomfortable realization while visiting my grandfather in his new placement home.  Never before have I seen him as an old person, despite his eighty-something years.  My grandfather is an intellect if nothing else, his struggle entirely lying within his realization of his restricting body and trickster memory.  Retirement homes are a vile thing, reeking of stagnancy, dependency, and loneliness.  As you can see, I’m far from a fan (and despite the help we all may require when we get older, think it’s an environment that will only incubate and further the deterioration of the mind, body, and soul).  It is a place where dignity is nowhere to be found.  We like to poke fun at aging and these institutes (as seen with the cleverly-done Superbowl Taco Bell ad), but in reality there is only sorrow and shame that truly represents what these places are (regardless of their class and accommodations).  In the roller coaster of feelings that jolted through me (mostly shock, disgust, and an enormous sensation of feeling completely helpless), once I left, youth presented itself everywhere to me in every which way.  Beauty so apparent, so taken for granted by everyone holding it within their possession.  It broke my heart.  These two opposing worlds (to which we start, and then end) are so close and interconnected, yet one-sidedly ignored.

It angered me to see grown adults disrespected in infantile ways.  The ignorance of the caregivers knowing better, and enforcing rules limiting their “clients” freedom.  It seemed so ironic to witness individuals at the height of their wisdom, devalued and babied mentally (I do understand the physical aspect of caregiving).  It made me think how I’ll end up.  We are all so fresh, filled with desires, hopes, and dreams to fulfill.  Does freedom end when you age?

abbey lee ear piercings

Screen shot 2013-02-20 at 11.23.46 AM

lily donaldson

While youth may be fleeting, beauty always remains.  Don’t overlook it or wish it was anything other than what you’ve been given.

xox

Tags Posted under designer, fashion, Uncategorized by

One Response


Share your comment

Name Your Message
Email Website * We know you have something to say