Quick reflection —

— like a glimpse in a storefront window as I hurry by on my way to the post office. Or the Co-op.

You know when you’re not expecting to see yourself and suddenly you do, devoid of the pre-supposed image you carry around in your mind, the one in which you still appear as you did five, 10 years ago although perhaps with a slightly updated hairstyle? The sight startles: Oh, shit, is that ME? That non-young person with the worried forehead? Walking with invisible burdens evident in every step?

I cringe – but such clarity, harsh as it may be, would help me if I could apply it to my mind, to my thoughts. If only I could determine why exactly I take on things, the reasons beneath the reasons, so I would know if my decisions were smart ones, as carefully made as I imagine they might be.

Point being, I am enjoying this KSLG shift. I am also slightly dizzy from the addition of 30 hours of commitment and wondering where the line between selfless and selfish lies.


One thought on “Quick reflection —”

  1. You wrote, “Oh, shit, is that ME?”.I hear ya. I get the same feeling, especially if I haven’t had my hair cut in a while. I’ll be walking into some store and see my reflection in the outside window with all the wild gray hair. YIKES! Who’s that old guy?

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