inspired by Gray Panther Maggie Kuhn, who said, "I'm proud of every wrinkle I've earned!"
A face without a wrinkle is a face that never cried
That never had a worry, whose loved ones never died
We earn our wrinkles one by one, each born of joy and strife
Each is a badge of honor from the battlefield of life.
Your face, it is a cover upon your book of days
That book is like none other, and likewise for your face
Your honest eyes, your noble nose, your smiling lips so fine
And don't forget the wrinkles, they're part of the design
Wrinkles are like memories that are etched upon your face
and just like all those memories, they cannot be erased
The memories of working hard, the joy of giving birth
and all the endless struggles of the people of this earth
So don't stay in the sun too long, avoid the bitter cold
But still those careworn lines will come, it's part of growing old
Look deep into your mirror where all true love must start
Let wrinkles be a roadmap right to your loving heart!
words and music by Kristin Lems c2005 Kleine Ding Music