As Fall makes itself known–at mid-day, the rays of the sun are coming from that Autumnal downward slant, as opposed to from directly overhead, on these 90 degree days–I am reminded of the May/December romance I seemed to have with myself. My outward self, the December one, just scheduled her first colonoscopy. My inner self, fresh as a day in May, doesn’t wear bifocals and doesn’t need longer skirts to cover her varicose veins.
In honor of youth, this week’s theme will be When We Were Young…Very, Very Young. Alan Rickman began his movie career at the age of 41 [I think], and the top headshot looks to be about that age. When you are coming at this from the direction I am, 41 is quite young enough, thank you. The second picture, which I’m guessing was an early publicity shot for the first HP, makes Prof. Snape seem astoundingly young, like the 30-ish character he is described as in the novels.