Looking in the Mirror…

How often do you look at yourself in a mirror? This is one of those questions that is grist for the internet. Some studies say women look at themselves more than men while other sources claim men actually view themselves more than women. Whatever.

I am forced to look at myself when I shave, usually a daily undertaking. When I was a teenager last century, I constantly checked the mirror for acne. Now that I am old and without acne, I don’t look except when shaving and brushing my teeth. I have a lot of hair which I rarely brush–this is a sign of senior independence, also known as the mad scientist look.

During the pandemic I have looked less at myself while spending more time in the kitchen cooking, a nonsequitur statement that is so very true.

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