Friday, September 12, 2008

Reflections in the Rear-View Mirror

This week I was driving Sophie to soccer practice, and dropping off her friend Melissa on the way. I picked up my water bottle and tipped it back to take a drink. As I did, I caught my reflection in the rear-view mirror, tipping back her bottle.

Except something was different. My face looked different, my skin softer, my hair...blonder! (which is strange, as I have brown hair). Was it time to clean the mirror? No, I was looking at Melissa's 8-year old reflection. She was simultaneously drinking from her water bottle, following the exact same motion.

It's strange and wonderful sometimes to catch yourself unawares. Even when it's not yourself.

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