I'm 28 years old and I feel old

One morning last month, I stood bleary-eyed in front of the toilet mirror brushing my teeth and, for the first time since puberty, was surprised by the reflection staring back at me.

The light's never caught the hairs on the front of my head like that before, I thought. It almost looks like I have white hair.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 05, 2019, with the headline 'I'm 28 years old and I feel old'. Print Edition | Subscribe