A post over at Fluent made me realize there are at least two sides to every thing. The post mentioned a persistent bout of acne (among other ailments), which got me thinking about my own constant struggle with oily skin. Which then got me thinking about my parents who at the age of 80 and 83 both still get pimples.
Yet, my parents have almost no wrinkles. I mean, yes, Dad has a couple of lines in his forehead, and Mom’s eyelids nearly cover her eyes, they’re so droopy. But Mom and Dad both have the sort of plump skin where you can push it with your finger and it bounces back. The same oil that gives them acne also preserves their elasticity.
Anyway, this got me thinking about what Natalie often said in her workshops about positives and negatives. I remember, I don’t remember. What’s in front of me, what’s not in front of me. Senile acne, no wrinkles. (Natalie never said that last one; it’s my own contribution.)
Except I think I’m remembering it wrong. It wasn’t positives and negatives. I just looked in Wild Mind, the only Goldberg book I have that’s not presently packed for the move, and I couldn’t find what I was looking for. What does she call these dual sides to things? It’s going to bug me all day if I can’t put my finger on it.