i'm not afraid to admit that i'm getting older. after all, we all age and until we master some sort of future-science, it's going to continue this way. each day i notice something that wasn't there before - a wrinkle here, a gray hair there, cellulite all over - but i don't freak out. it's just nature doing its thing.
however the last few weeks had me concerned about this area in the corner of my right eye. the skin grouped oddly there, and i kept thinking it was because i hadn't been getting enough sleep. well a good night's sleep and some thoughts later, i realized what was happening. i have wink-enduced wrinkles, aka WINKLES!
you see, i am recovering over-winker. for some unknown reason winking was my schtick in college. I honestly couldn't control it, it was like smiling, it just happened, and i might add, it's been a seriously difficult habit to kick (and yes, i was even more ridiculous than a certain ms palin). the worst part is that i can't wink my left eye, meaning the right has had to do double duty. see those wrinkles in the top outer corner? well they don't exist on the other side. i can just see it now, when i'm and old lady my right eye will be like a sharpei, and i'll have to insist that all my photos be taken from my good side. you betcha.
ps if you look closely you can see the freckle in my left eye. it's a small little dot to the right (in the picture) of my pupil.