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Feature Journal: Middle Aged Men

Journal Entry: Thu Apr 8, 2010, 10:11 AM
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While browsing dA, I noticed an abundance of youthful men and boys, followed by the occasional elderly male. But what struck me as odd was the lack of middle-aged men. If there is one thing about a man that makes me fall in love is his smiling eyes. Someone can smile, but if their eyes don't, it is not a smile, just a twist of the facial muscles.  While young guys are still learning the art of responsibility, and the elder ones are passing on to their descendants, it is the middle-aged man that shares a balance of vitality and responsibility. And while some regard themselves as "moving on" or "getting old", inherently suffering from a disease known as Midlife Crisis, there are those who seem to embrace the fact that they are caught in the center of a moment in time, and while they start to hear Death knocking on their door, they accept that Death is simply part of life. They still emanate with timeless vigor, but wise and calm. Then, when one these particular men catch my eye while passing them in day-to-day life, I see their soul radiating out towards me, and I respond with a mesmerized smile.

This feature is dedicated to the (seemingly) overlooked generation of men in their mid-thirties to early fifties.

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There was one day recently when I went shopping, and as I was walking pushing my son's stroller, I passed a security guard who was just standing there, vigilantly watching the shoppers pass by. When I passed him, I saw that he had amazing eyes, with wonderful sharpness. He appeared to be between the ages of 45-50, and he nodded when I smiled at him. If I had brought a camera with me that day, I would have liked to have taken a photo of this individual, in hopes of sharing with you a piece of his soul.


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ksoomers Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
Thnx for using my photo ;)
kungfubellydancer Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
Not a problem!
Hell-ToSell Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
Thank you so much for the feature!
It's my first ever one and I have to say i'm pretty shocked :)
kungfubellydancer Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
My pleasure.
mad-passion Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010
I think I fall into a that category of women who tend to find older men more attractive. I'm still in my 20's, but I can't seem to find that many people I know personally under the age of 35 attractive. Now when it comes to simple asthetics there's something to be said for a younger man's beauty, but when I'm looking for someone I'm truly deeply attracted to, 9 times out of 10 it's someone much older than me.
These are all beautiful pieces, that very much deserve a spotlight. Thank you for bringing them to my attention.
kungfubellydancer Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010
Thank you for commenting. It's a heart-felt, honest journal entry I've put here.
radioPooh Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010
Thank you for the feature - I am 53 years old .. it's a strange place to be .. when i look in the mirror ..i see the same blue-gray eyes looking back at me since I was 5
BaldPat Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010
well, i'm 36 so i guess i qualify lol. good to know i still fall into the minorty lol
kungfubellydancer Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010
lol. Minority at least on dA, so it would appear....I still consider 36 to be a bit young, but that's really up to you to decide. :D People are as old or as young as they choose to feel.
BaldPat Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010
i totally agree, i don't consider myself old @ all lol
Dendory Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010   Digital Artist
I'm 31, almost there! :P
Nightsong91 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010
I simply love frown-lines and expressive eyes: that's what makes a man fascinating, right?
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