Praise of Older Women
One of the perks of dufferdom is an increased capacity to appreciate people.
Friends. Spouses. And, for me, women. All women.
When I was 20, I had eyes only for girls my age. Any woman over 30
was ancient, over 40 invisible. Today, at 65, I still appreciate the 20-year-old for her youthful looks, vigor, and (occasional)
sweet innocence. But I equally enjoy women of my own age and beyond, and every age in between. Ive learned that each has its
own special wonders, attractions, magic and beauty.
As I grow in age, I value older women most of all. Here are just a
few of the reasons senior men sing the praises of older women:
An older woman knows how to smile with such brightness
and truth, old men stagger.
An older woman will never ask out of the blue, "What are you thinking?" An older woman
doesn't care what you think.
An older woman's been around long enough to know who she is, what she wants, and from
whom. By the age of 50, few women are wishy-washy. About anything. Thank God!
And yes, once you get past a wrinkle
or two, an older woman is far sexier than her younger counterpart!
Her libidos stronger.
Her fear of pregnancy's
Her appreciation of experienced lovemaking is honed and reciprocal.
And shes lived long enough to know
how to please a man in ways her daughter could never dream of. (Young men, you have something to look forward to!)
women are forthright and honest. Theyll tell you right off that you are a jerk if you're acting like one. A young woman will
say nothing, fearing that you might think worse of her. An older woman doesnt give a damn.
Older women are sublime.
They seldom contemplate having a shouting match with you at the opera or in the middle of an expensive dinner. Of course,
if you deserve it, they wont hesitate to shoot you if they think they can get away with it.
Most older women cook
well. They care about cleanliness. Theyre generous with praise, often undeserved.
An older woman has the self-assurance
to introduce you to her women friends. A young woman often snarls with distrust when her guy is with other women. Older women
couldn't care less.
Women get psychic as they age. You never have to confess your sins to an older woman. Like your
mother, they always just know.
Yes, we geezers praise older women for a multitude of reasons. These are but a few.
Unfortunately, its not reciprocal. For every stunning, smart, well-coifed babe of 70 theres a bald, paunchy relic
with his yellow pants belted at his armpits making a fool of himself with some 22-year-old waitress.
Ladies, I apologize
for my fellow geezers. That men are genetically inferior is no secret. Count your blessings that we die off at a far younger
age, leaving you the best part of your lives to enjoy and appreciate the exquisite woman youve become. Without the distraction
of some demanding old fart clinging and whining his way into your serenity.
© 2000Frank Kaiser