Use the “show do not tell” rule to describe: She was getting old.


“Where are my glasses?!” she muttered.

“On your nose.”


She smoothly passed her hand through her hair. It was an all too familiar gesture for me; she always did it when something was on her mind. I loved to watch her gently pull out a single hair, wrapping it and unwrapping it around her finger like a child fiddling with his fingers.

This time, the hair was white.



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