Old is in! (and has been trending that way for awhile, if you weren’t paying attention.) But how is this even possible in a youth obsessed culture such as ours? How long has this been going on?
Consider what we shop for. We buy “distressed” furniture, which is new furniture made to look old. And we pay more to have our “new” furniture look “old”. Vintage is in vogue and we value the look. And jeans? You’ve seen them, dear readers. They are everywhere. The more holes, the more tears, the more faded or bleached they are, the more they cost. This is true for other items of clothing as well, the more “distressed” the look, the higher the price. We want our new clothes to look well worn. And we’ll pay what it takes. Apparently old has value (or at least the appearance of being old does).
So, I’ve decided I like this trend. I want to go with the flow of popular opinion and see where it takes me. Vintage is in vogue, right? Vintage cars are supposed to be cool (as well as expensive). So our wrinkles should be revered, not removed. Our wrinkles proclaim our ever increasing worth to all who behold them. We are becoming more valuable with each passing day. And gray hair, well Proverbs 16:31 says it best; “Gray hair is a crown of glory; it is gained by living a godly life.”
So, put some dents in your furniture, cut some holes in your clothes, throw out the wrinkle cream and get rid of the hair color. Old (rebranded as vintage) is in, so enjoy it! And if you’re feeling or looking a little distressed, not to worry. People are paying big bucks for distressed (as well as a pretty penny to de-stress, but that’s another blog post). So enjoy every dent and hole you carry with you, dear readers. They are your badges of honor. They are your reminders of what didn’t do you in, because you’re still standing. They are your reminders of God’s goodness and mercy and deliverance.
“For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.” 2 Cor. 4:17
sincerely, Grace Day