Sticking my neck out

No help here.

No help here.

There was a running gag in My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 that hit close to home.

The elder women, whenever they posed for a photo, grabbed hold of the back of each other’s necks and, just as the taker took, gave the person next to them a little tug of support.

Wow, I’ve noticed lately with The Mark in the Mirror, there’s a lot of skin hanging around down past my beard. Where I used to be tight as a drum.

And I have nobody around to give a little pull of support in my selfie, obviously.

Though I must say my great friend Theresa did a great job at my vanity appointment earlier that day. The beard and hair are not my problem, no. Oh, that neck of mine at age 58.

No, there are no tucks, lifts or tightenings in my future. I’ll just live with it.

One, two, three: Pull!

What do feel is your most significant sign of your age? Would you consider surgical help in this area? Any other suggestions, such as vocal exercises or anything painless and cost free?

32 thoughts on “Sticking my neck out

  1. Oh, Mark, you look better at 58 than I do in my 40s! Maybe grow in some long sideburns to distract. See, I’d do that to distract from all my chins if I could.


  2. I’m happy to be aging and sagging and wrinkling, sliding the skin around my knees to shave, because it means I’m still living. I never was big on looks.
    I do miss the energy I had at 20, but then, sometimes I think it’s better to slow down and enjoy more.

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  3. Genetics on my dad’s side have caused my eyelids to droop horribly – I hate that worse than my wrinkly skin, because it always makes me looked stoned, especially when I smile – the eyes just disappear into slits in my face (& I happen to love the color of my eyes . . . just saying LOL!) I would never consider plastic surgery for vanity reasons, but I may have to get them lifted, at some point, so I can see – my dad had to do that when he turned 70.

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  4. I see my mother looking back at me from my mirror. While I never expected that to happen, I’m Ok with it. As a teenager, I remember asking my mother (who was then in her early 50s) why she didn’t get a face-lift and dye her hair. Her response was that she had earned every single one of those wrinkles and gray hair and would wear them proudly. And she did – she was one of the strongest women I’ve ever known.

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  5. There amy be some creams but I would imagine they are awfully expensive. And plastic surgery often looks, well…plasticy…not to mention it’s expense. I’m determined to get through without any surgery either. Oh well, we’re our own worst critics!


  6. I’ll be honest Mark, as much as it is not generally accepted, I like the loose skin around the face. It always reminds me of the peaceful feeling of watching the old men gathered around and chatting about the world’s problems, or it reminds me of the wisdom of grandfather. It reminds of of the smell of Old Spice and fresh pressed shirts. It’s a mark of life and experience. if you wanted to apprentice to an explosives expert, wouldn’t you choose the oldest guy? After all he has seen the most and survived it all. To me a weathered look implies wisdom and experience. ๐Ÿ™‚

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