Dear Apples,

Do you ever catch your own reflection in the mirror…and then you can’t just walk away, because you don’t know who that is looking back at you?  You have to just stop a minute and introduce yourself to Stranger You, and even though you have no idea who that person is, it’s not rude to stare as long as you want, because it’s still you in there.  You can even examine all the minutia of you.

There are very few people besides yourself on whom you can dump every last drop of curiosity without feeling self-conscious or strange.  Soon I’ll have my very own person to wonder about as much as I want to without feeling intrusive.  Isn’t that lucky?