I am not a great lover of mirrors but when I look in one now I am surprised at the face that is looking back at me. I just don’t recognise the face. I know it is me but I look different. I have aged. I guess through life you don’t really notice that you are aging but for me I have flicked a switch and I am old. I know I am not OLD but I am older than I remember. My face recognition is not good and I can look at my family and sometimes not recognise them. They have aged as well! I feel like I stare at people just to take their face into my memory. Even after taking photos, I will look back at them, know who they are but think to myself, they look different. When I was studying for my Masters I did a lot about identity parades and face recognition. I would be terrible at that now! Like with everything now, will it get better or will I just have to get used to it.
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