Friday, September 11, 2015

Flashback Friday


I remember when I looked like this, it was only yesterday.  But now when I have to look in a mirror, it lies.  It shows gray and wrinkles and weariness.  The smiles, now, carry the burden of time and experience.  The smile in the picture above is new, unknowing, unaware. There's a certain cockiness that it hasn't earned.  Too much time in a sheltered cocoon - protected from the onslaught of living.  But that would change, as it should and must.  Living has its own story to engrave on that youthful smile. 

  



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