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Laura Linney’s guide to ageing

— by Alyson Walsh

Another Sunday, another decluttering session at That’s Not My Age Mansions. I’m feeling quite virtuous as I’ve already given two bags of books and clothes to charity, and now I have two more. Though, it’s always a bit dangerous when you uncover old photographs and realise a) that you didn’t actually look that bad when you were younger and b) there’s a point in your forties when all the elasticity drops out of your face. But award-winning actress Laura Linney, 47, has spoken. And I’ve taken a reality check:

‘Worrying about ageing is kind of a waste of time – and time is valuable. I hear someone complain about ageing and I just
feel almost violent, you know? I don’t want to spend my life in my 40s
feeling bad about being in my 40s, and then all of a sudden I’m 50, and I
will have missed a whole decade! I think it’s pretty damn good to age
and I hope I always feel this way.’

 On that note, I’ll get over myself and on with the tidying.

Photo and quote: The Guardian/The Times.

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