This is me getting old. And I'm surrounded by darkish old stuff. Antiques.
I think it's important to understand the cycle of life, and realize where you're at in it. Doing that while you're young is the hardest part. (Sugar Mountain, right?). I felt like a teenager until I was 41, and now I feel like an old man - how does that happen!?!
So this is a good self-portrait for me... this is the change: loss of hair, bags under the eyes, dry skin... at least I still have some color in my cheeks :)