I don’t know you. You are not the same person I used to admire for hours on end. I no longer know what to say to you. The more I see of you, the longer I look at you here, the less I like you. Where is the person who used to be here? Why have you run them off? Those eyes, so familiar…I can see you hiding in there. Come out and play with me! Wait, what? You want to, but you are too old? I know, those lines and furrows, that second chin…where did they come from? When did you become old? That sweet, gentle, yet playful spirit is still there in your eyes. I can see the flirty, sarcastic, and witty thoughts rolling around in your head. Your mind is sharp, that hasn’t changed one bit. I’ve been too judgmental haven’t I? Don’t be so hard on yourself, your face may be getting older, but your soul is still young. Your shell may change, but your wonderful inner self doesn’t need to. Allow the world around you to change, as it does every moment, you cannot control that. But don’t give up on yourself, your dreams, your desires. Allow yourself to have them, allow your dreams to flourish. No one has conquered or overcome without first dreaming about it.


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