I got a long-overdue haircut today. As the stylist (this was done at the mall) starting clipping, I looked down at the fallen clumps of hair. A deep, dark copper red still, but I could see lighter hair in it. Silver.

At first this shocked me. I'm young, in my second year as an undergraduate. Do I want this?

I glance over at my friend Jon in the mirror. He has silver hairs too, has had for about a year. He's a year older than I am, and the silver adds a touch of class to his black.

Do I want to be old already?