When this was the 70-something blog, I regularly updated readers on the status of my body. It’s not my favorite subject now, but today I do want to talk about my fingernails.
While our children were still at home, I polished my nails bright red (The Thrill of Brazil) on Sunday evenings sitting in my favorite chair in front of whatever was on Masterpiece Theater. You would think I’d been to the beauty salon.
No more. My nails break easily and, more troubling, they are full of ridges. A Google search tells me that ageing can cause nail ridges. And they usually do no harm (except to one’s ego).
However, something reassuring happened. You may have seen the reviews of 82-year-old Glenda Jackson’s fabulous performance as King Lear that is currently wowing Broadway audiences. A large photo of her in this role appeared in the newspaper recently. Her hands were thrust in the air, their fingernails streaked with ridges.