word prompt: older
Older was always a negative type of term when other people said it. Like "she looks older" is never taken as a compliment. But what if "she looks older" meant something totally different than what we normally think? What if in meant you looked more settled and happy? What if it meant you no longer had to wear a shirt with logos all over it to be acceptable and that you preferred dark chocolate and black coffee to the younger years version of sugar slump fixes. What if it meant you talked less and listened more because it was okay. What if "she looks older" meant that you seemed wise and that your children were growing up along side you making you seem shorter every minute that passed by. I hope someone says I look look older and means those things.
hmmmm that's not what I thought I was going to write...