I am a big Madonna fan, I have been since I was 14. And last night’s performance made me an even bigger one.
I have my own style and I am almost never in awe of anyone else’s—but Madonna is the girl after my own heart. Whether it’s completely on her own or with a group of stylists—I don’t care—I want to get lost in her dressing room.
While she certainly takes great care of herself, genes do play a huge role in aging. Macrobiotic or not, your cells still break down. If you have good genes the process is slower. My dermatologist tells me how he wishes he could take credit for the way I look at 48—but instead he insists genes are the reason. I had my amazing Sicilian grandmother Frances to thank (she looked 60 at age 90) and Madonna’s did too. Madonna’s recent switch back to long blonde locks (like mine) have been a subject of doppelgänger for me.
During half time I was texting back and forth to my daughter K who was at her boyfriends house, her reaction to Madonna and her performance was surprisingly the complete opposite of mine.
Me: She rocked it! I so love Madonna!
K: Ahahahaha you’re kidding right?
Me: No, I love her. She’s a great performer and she’s 53!
K: I thought that was terrible. A 53 year old should not be doing those dance moves. Her daughter was probably so embarrassed.
Perhaps Ks reaction was because she sees too much of me in Madonna. We continued the conversation when she arrived home.
K: ” I said to my boyfriend, mom could easily be Madonna and that is horrifying to me”
That was an interesting perspective for me to hear. Is my daughter embarrassed about how I look or the way I dress? She does hate when people sometimes think we are sisters instead of mother/daughter.
Me: “You and Madonna’s daughter are lucky to have young looking moms! Would you rather us walk around in house dresses with slippers?
Ultimately, I believe that “K” paid me a huge compliment in her own weird teenage way. So thanks “K”, I can only hope that when I am 53, I look that good!
Madonna’s new song however did not resonate with me— it was a little too bubble gum for my taste—but I am sure it will be brilliantly remixed on the dance floor. I think its flavored after “Hey Mickey” by Tony Basil and conceptually the performance was too! Check it out!
Go Giants! Go Madonna! Go Me!
My doppelgänger Madonna photos from my blog in no particular order