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Layers of ink: Altered Wooden Blocks, made with Darkroom Door stamps, Distress Paint, Crackle Paste, Molding Paste and various stencils.

hairstylist Gun-Britt Zeller and her gorgeous grey hair.

“In my dreams, I never have an age.” ~ Madeleine L'Engle (painting by Rassouli).

"The great thing about getting older is that you don't lose all the other ages you've been. " -- Madeleine L'Engle

Senior Freshman Kansas-born Nola Ochs took her 1st college course at Fort Hays State Univ in 1930, but didn’t complete her degree till 2007, at age 95, becoming the nation’s oldest college graduate. After raising 4 sons & becoming a grandma to 13/great-grandma to 15, She started taking a few classes at her local community college to keep herself busy. Before she knew it, she was just 30 hours shy of a BA, & decided to re-enroll at FHSU. Graduating with a 3.7 GPA alongside her granddaughter!

In her remarkable book The Coming of Age, Simone de Beauvoir observed that fear of aging and death drives younger people to view their elders as a separate species, rather than as their own future selves: "Until the moment it is upon us," she wrote, "old age is something that only affects other people. So it is understandable that society should prevent us from seeing our own kind, our fellow-men, when we look at the old."

I believe that old ladies in wheelchairs with blankets covering their legs are actually retired mermaids.

Michelangelo, at age 87

81 year old beautiful and talented Faith Winthrop - jazz singer, teacher, legend. Still performing monthly in San Francisco's "Savoy Tivoli" and Sausalito's "No Name Bar".

Julie Christie. stunning at 71 years old.

Helen Mirren for showing that you can be elegant and beautiful at any age.