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Here, you could be anyone.
     As often happens when you are in a different place, the disparity between how you see yourself and how you are being perceived stretches into an ever widening gap. In this mirror is someone glimpsing mortality-for this person who, if not a wreck, is creeping toward inevitable collision-the flaws and imperfections standing out in even greater relief. It might perhaps be explained by the fatigue of travel, the bathroom lighting, or the type of reflective glass-for how could what you see be so different in this country? Conversely, you are ogled and scrutinized to a much greater extent here-people approach and want to buy you drinks, or have a conversation. This rarely happens in your day-to-day life, although you are often a solitary figure in that as well.