Matte/Shiny

New and mature leaves.

Shiny and new becomes old and dull.

That’s the popular script, anyway.

I’m not buying it. The mature leaves have a lovely brushed-metal sheen, the fascinating addition of contrasting green veins (who says ‘wrinkles’ are all bad?); they wear the proud badges of survival.

From the perspective of youth, oldsters seem like a different species altogether. What the bright young things don’t really understand yet is that, if they’re lucky, they’ll all grow old in good time.


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Older Lady at Japanese RestaurantThis lady was sitting at the table next to us at East Restaurant…
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2 Responses to Matte/Shiny
  1. David Memphis MOJO Smith
    May 25, 2011 | 10:09 pm

    “(who says ‘wrinkles’ are all bad?)”

    hear, hear!

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