As I was out yesterday to do things instead of my usual bedtime at 7:30am (I work nights 10-6, except Sun 2pm-6am),
The first thing my pedicurist said to me after she sat down at my feet was: "You are SO beautiful." This was my 4th visit to her, but I don't remember hearing that before from her.
Then I went to Denny's and a 4yr old boy said twice to his 6yr old sister (ages estimated!): "Look at that OLD woman!"
while looking at me.
Then I got home and was walking to my apt when I passed a group of about six male teenagers, only one was standing, the others sitting on the grass talking. The one standing right after I passed, said to me: "Michael thinks you are pretty!" To which I replied very sweetly and turning around: "Thank You!"
Then the man who gave me flowers at work the other night had guessed I was 59, and told me how pretty I was, and that he thought my hair was pretty; and that he liked it better than the red is used to have. Ever since the 22yr old waitress on Jan 1 at lunch also said: "You are so beautiful" and the next time a few days later, said it 4 times plus complimenting my clothes, my jewelry, my necklaces, my rings; when I was wearing my short platinum wig (she thought it was my hair, as everyone does I think.), so I have not worn at work any other wig since I do like to be beautiful.
Next time I went back to the restaurant she was no longer there due to the depression and down sizing of staff. I only went to hear her tell me I'm beautiful!
Funny; within a week of my transition I started having strangers walk up to me and tell me I was beautiful. I haven't heard it much for the last 2 or 3 years, and I wouldn't accept it for a while; then I did realize, maybe I really am beautiful, so I accepted it.
Still its hard to be a 77 yr old woman that people think is 55, 59 or even 42 and is beautiful. Maybe I should become a movie star or model? (With my wrinkles????? HA!!!!!)