Myself at the Age of 45

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The other day, I was browsing through websites on the internet. Suddenly, a link saying “How Would You Look 20 Years From Now” came to my notice and my inherent curiosity instantly sprang up in my mind. I took no time to put my index finger on the left button of the never-so-tired little creature (mouse, as we call it) to explore my old age appearance. The click on the link took me to the destination site where I was about to convert myself 20 years older. I was required to upload a latest photograph of mine and select a few options like my age, gender etc. on that website to get to see how I would look 20 years later. I rushed to my mail account to get the soft copy of my latest photograph, snapped when I was 25, and uploaded the image instantly. It took a while to produce a 45-year-old Biplob. As soon as I saw the picture, I was in complete disbelief. I could not approve of my possible appearance at 45, even though I knew the image of my older version created by that website would not necessarily be true. What happened to my jaws? How could they look so broken as if they were struck by a moving vehicle coming from opposite direction? Wrinkles around my eyes were pretty much understandable, though not so many at 45. My lips were dry, chin looked pale, and cheeks not glowing anymore. And my eyes were struggling to regain the depth they had now. Overall, I wondered where the grace of my face was gone. All these questions popped up in my mind and left me scratching my head as I found myself in complete shock. I rushed to my washroom and produced myself in front of mirror for a reality-check as I attempted to link up the two faces: one, that I had now, and the one, produced by the nonsense software. In the end, however, I came to realize that may be I was overreacting. May be the face the website produced would not be far from the one I would really have at 45. May be this is what we call ‘the effects of time.’ But, 20 years later, I would probably be not shocked at...
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