In the fullness of youth, you have the world at your feet, and nothing can touch your unblemished, dewy good looks. Smooth skin, bright eyes, a playful smile, and high cheekbones... you take those for granted because you know that any signs of aging are far in the future.
Then 40 hits like a ton of bricks.
You begin to notice that reading isn't as simple as it used to be, and you're either holding your book further from your face, or you're squinting. And all that squinting is starting to show up at the outer corners of your eyes, with lines that aren't settling down when you put down the book. Your playful smile is still as joyous and playful as ever