I Feel Bad About My Eyebrows

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One of the funniest books I’ve read is a book by Nora Ephron called, I Feel Bad About My Neck.  It was a laugh out loud, head shaking in agreement, read. So many of her stories are not only relatable, it’s very likely if you had an opportunity to sit down with her you’d be rolling over laughing at the similarities you share.  What a great story teller she was. No matter how dark the cloud over your head, she always revealed the rainbow when the timing was right.

Recently, I’ve noticed something about my once thick, gorgeous eyebrows. Yes, I can brag because if we can’t find at least one thing we’re proud of about our appearance, we need to kick up our therapy sessions. There is always SOMETHING to like and for me, it’s always been my eyebrows. However, over the last couple of years, those great eyebrows have been thinning, no longer lush, more sparse.  If I may be so bold as to steal Nora’s line, I feel bad about my eyebrows.

I really do miss my eyebrows. I can’t help but continue to play the very old song, Abraham, Martin and John song by Dion only with very different lyrics.

“Anybody here, seen my lush, thick eyebrows?  Can you tell me where they’ve gone? They saw a lot of tweezing but not so much to disappear..I just looked around and they were gone.” ‘sigh’

Although my eyebrows have been thinning, the irony is the abundance of chin and upper lip hair that has recently joined my enlarged pores.  Like a raspberry bush that replants itself from limbs, it seems my hair follicles from the brow area have replanted themselves in my chin and upper lip.  And to add insult to injury,  one smart alec stray has managed to replant itself smack dab in the middle of a mole. That’s what I get for being grossed out many years ago by the site of chin hair on older women. Now I’m that older woman well, payback is hell.   That mole that will be the bane of my existence.

So do tell, what about your eyebrows? Have you noticed a change? Thinning? Shape change?  How I miss my brows. But in the spirit of Nora Ephron, the rainbow is my eyebrow pencil. In the space that used to house lush thick eyebrows, it is now colored in. Thank God I learned to color in the lines as a kid.


Here’s to thinning eyebrows everywhere,