Can you see yourself aging?
|2/2009, my headshot, a slight smile.|
|Two days ago, self-portrait, slight smile|
On the left, 2009. At right, 2013. Virtually the same pose, and yet I can see so much changed. Both were taken on the street and in both, I am a tiny bit uncomfortable. (It’s weird to be posing on the street. And it’s weird to have someone else take a photo of you.)
When I tell people my age, their reaction is usually one of surprise. “You look so young!” they usually praise me. “Is that a good thing?”, I started to wonder. Who wants to be young? Young is full of folly and self-doubt. I’ll take wisdom, experience, and the confidence that comes from having lived in this skin for 29 years over “looking young” any day. My smile says it all.