Saturday, June 24, 2006

Look Alikes

The Seven Ages of Man by William Shakespeare (1564~1616)

The similarities between the young and the old not only relate to helplessness, lack of teeth, hair, and control of bodily functions, but equally, I have observed, to physical characteristics; the ‘facial look’ being the most significant. It appears to me that the very young and the very old version of the same person look more alike than their teenager, youth or middle-aged, counterpart.
Study a very young face and you will see how the person will look in old age.

Young & Old Hands by Luisella

1 comment:

Brian Sibley said...

To pursue the Shakespearian analogy: it is only when actors are off-stage --- before the play begins and after the final curtain --- that they truly look like THEMSELVES!