In the past few months there have been times when I catch my reflection while passing a mirror and I will see amm. I think it happens more when I am wearing my solid black rimmed glasses and I can see myself as amm when she was young – like 1960’s young – and she wore those dark cat eye glasses.

But when I just take the time to look at myself in the mirror, like really look, I see someone who looks older than her age. Can sadness to your core age you? I think it has aged me.