The last couple of years have seen an exponential increase in both the count of my grey hairs and the depth of my laughter lines.
Had we known the difficulties lying in wait, we might have changed our path. Then again, we are a stubborn lot and prone to unreasonable levels of persistence.
For as far as I can see, the days ahead will be hard and then harder still. I only hope that our laugh lines continue to grow at the same rate.