Saturday, 21 November 2020

Sophia

Surreal or what ? Rubber Chickens earlier 
Now for a lovely , rather moving 
Portrait 



I adore this photo
Sophia Loren at 85
Sometimes I really hate being 

But hey let’s embrace our years 
We are Not old 
We are here.....

Bed early tonight, 


 

49 comments:

  1. She is amazing in her beauty.

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    1. There are lessons to be learned here yael xx

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  2. She is very beautiful and her age is immaterial.

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  3. I have always thought her one of the most beautiful women I have ever seen.

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  4. Sophia has always been physically beautiful and you can also see her beauty within.I love being 61 and prefer it to my younger self-I quite like seeing my aged face in the mirror-it reminds me I have survived-but I do miss my disco days x

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  5. My Father's dream woman. He once went to Monte Carlo just to see her walk by for a film festival.

    Don't worry my love, I left my first husband because he wanted to be "free and discover himself". We've been divorced for 32 years. Every year for the last 31, he's told me he misses me and regrets what he lost.

    You are so capable of finding better.

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  6. I wish I would look so good at 60. Sigh. She's gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. Something to shoot for.

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  7. Barbara Anne9:46 pm

    What a beautiful woman and age hasn't diminished her beauty. I love that she has a few wrinkles where smiles have been.

    Hugs!

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  8. Anonymous9:46 pm

    John , you are so lovely, you'll meet someone who appreciates YOU soon...............ideally AFTER you have sold the archives of Going Gently to a publisher and then you can be rich and picky and will eventually settle down with a nice cuddly bloke who adores bulldogs x

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    1. Picky. Snorting like warthog here.

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  9. Some people will have quite a shock to realise that they, too, will grow old - that is, if they are lucky enough to do so!

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  10. Calling you old is a form of jealousy. You are one of those who will never be old whatever that means. Just warm, funny and delightful in every way.

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  11. I was a early teen when I saw 'Boy on a Dolphin'....made quite an impression.

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    1. Joan (Devon)10:41 am

      Same here. I can't remember the story, but I can remember Sophia in it.

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  12. Old. I keep getting told I was born old, not even 40 and it's still a regular 'insult.' Better 'old' and leading an authentic life than a prissied up, vapid existence. John, you are one of the few people I actually regularly read (apart from Sue from a smaller and simple life, and Collette from Bealtaine Cottage). I love your adventures and insights and quips. I've been lurking for years now and reading your blog brings me joy. I love the aging process, and if I can be a jot on the gorgeous Sophia Loren, I think I will die a very happy woman.

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  13. She is beautiful at any age, after all true beauty comes from within.

    If you were divorced for being old then count yourself lucky because anyone that would do that is certainly not worth spending a lifetime with! In fact that is how I got over my divorce many years ago. I realized that I and my children deserved better than what he was to us.

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    1. I'm shocked! Stupid, stupid man who for all his qualifications couldn't assess or appreciate what he had in you. Bah!

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  14. Lost for words at this one John!

    Have to agree with Bonnie

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  15. I'm a big fan of Sophia. (And of you, too, Gentle John.) I'm looking forward to seeing her new film.

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  16. Iconic SL, beautiful as always. Old? What was he talking about? Some people are so shallow. Much better without such an individual.

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  17. Very inspiring to see for us older women. But her upper lip looks suspiciously botoxed LOL

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  18. You ae not old nor is Sophia. I'm getting there.

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  19. Good bones. Beautiful soul.

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  20. Even better, she's 86 now since her birthday was September 20th. She's one of the few "Golden Age of Hollywood" actresses left and she's not afraid to take on roles that show her with all her well earned wrinkles, etc. So many younger women go the plastic surgery route but fail to achieve anything like Sophia's beauty. They think they look younger, but they just look...different. And often not in a good way.

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  21. One thing that life has taught me is that you never know what lies around the corner. As the saying goes, dwell in possibility.

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  22. What pleasure she's given us over the years. Viva Sophia.

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  23. Anonymous7:56 am

    Old, old?. Oh well if you want to go from Fogey to Recycled Teenager then best join in.
    I can see it now, Joz on his skateboard wizzing round 'edgy' Margate, silly hat back to front, tight jeans two sizes too small, tagging 'Joz woz ere'on walls in an artistic urban fashion, complete with Wizz, Maz, Doti on the leads and Bertz in yer backpack.
    Fierce man! ffs!!!
    Tess xx

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  24. When I was just 17 a fella called me staid.
    I've never forgotten it but these days I regard it as a compliment

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  25. Old ? You ? Keep squeaking the rubber chicken John ! Old ?!!!

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  26. Anonymous10:14 am

    She is certainly beautiful. Not all natural though as she's admitted to having "help" and its a shame that all the celebs are afraid of ageing naturally without the facelifts, botox, lip and cheek fillers and neck lifts.
    Still beautiful though and why not wear the false eyelashes at that age! Good on her.

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    1. Thank you for also pointing out that Sophia is not 100% natural.

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  27. And she is still just as beautiful.

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  28. Sofia has always been a class act, as well as a beauty. I know someone who did a beautiful drawing of her a couple of years ago and sent it to her, asking if she might sign and return it, as he had always been a fan. He was thrilled when she actually did. How many of today's vapid, bland 'celebs' would take the time to do that?

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    1. Anonymous1:52 pm

      That was lovely that she returned the drawing. Perhaps the older celebs are kinder and not so bland.
      In London some years ago I found a document that belonged to the actor Sam Neill. It appeared to be an important document so I managed to contact his agent and offered to return it. After it's return I was contacted by Mr. Neill himself, it was an important document and he offered to take me out to dinner by way of thanks. I almost didn't accept but then did go and I found him to be utterly charming and kind. We still exchange news every so often and although I'd watched very little of his work previously if something now pops up on the television with him in it I'm able to think Ah my friend Sam!

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    2. What a lovely story

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  30. Age is only a number. I don't like what present day cultures have done to it......making it something to fear.
    We all die and our bodies will reflect what and how we live our lives.
    Sophia looks as she ought to look at this age......beautiful and reflective of a life well lived.

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  31. she is an absolute beauty

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  32. Sophia still looks fantastic, doesn't she? Julie Christie is the same -- she looks great at any age.

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  33. Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth, oh, never mind
    You will not understand the power and beauty of your youth
    Until they've faded, but trust me, in 20 years, you'll look back
    At photos of yourself and recall in a way you can't grasp now
    TIM

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  34. Saw a new movie with her. The Life Ahead. It is a wonderful movie. I think it was netflix or HBO. You must check it out.

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  35. How much more beautiful is that photo than one that has been retouched or one of a face pumped full of fillers. She is beautiful from the inside out and that never fades with age. She radiates a life lived with love and hope.

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