Madonna Enters the Mae West Late Career Phase

This is what greets you when you enter the Second Circle of Hell

Manolo says, when one attempts to trade upon one’s reputation for sex appeal well after the sell by date.

By which the Manolo means, increasingly comic and grotesque displays of inappropriateness.

To be clear, it is not the aging itself that is to be deplored, as aging is the natural consequence of life, but rather the unseemly chasing after of lost youth that causes us to avert our eyes from the spectacle.

Mae West, the Madonna of her day, well past her day.Madonna, circa 2012

One need not give up love, or sexuality, simply because one ages, rather one must recognize that such things are to be expressed in the different manner; we should aim for the mature attractions of middle age and late life: dignity, honor, wit, intellect, and companions suitable to our condition.

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