The Mirror of Old

By Shae Hadden

I’m fascinated by how people affix meaning to language, and the
limitless interpretations they draw from words. ‘Old’, for example,
triggers different responses among my friends. And their
interpretations show me how they feel about growing older. It’s not
always a happy image…

the past few months, I’ve been meeting new people and they, for some
inexplicable reason, believe me to be younger than I actually am.

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