by Ek Ong Kaar Kaur Khalsa
A dear friend of mine and I share the same age: 37. What I say these days is, “I can see 40 from where Iâ€™m standing,” but this bothers her sooo much. “Ek Ong Kaar â€“ stop saying that! Weâ€™re not old yet.”
Well, we’re definitely not getting any younger.
I had a good long look at myself in the mirror this weekend. The once dark brunette hair is starting to develop a salt and pepper look, and when I smile, there are all these little smile wrinkles around my eyes. When I was a girl, I used to wonder how my face would age â€“ you can always tell people’s temperaments from their wrinkles. It’s nice to see laugh lines. It means I’ve used my face muscles the right way all these years.