Year End Musings: Saying Farewell to 2005

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 I’m standing,” but this bothers her sooo much. “Ek Ong Kaar – stop saying that! We’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 – 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.

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