A student came into my office today and looked at one of the pictures I keep on my desk.
“Is that you in that picture?” he asks.
“Yeah, sure is. From back in the day…”
“Wow, you look really different in this picture.”
“Yeah,” I chuckle, “Yeah, it was a while ago now.”
“Yeah, I mean, you look… a lot happier in this picture.”
I laugh again. “Well,” I say, “That’s, uh… ha. Well. Yeah, there’s probably some truth to that observation.”