Time has a way of peeling off facade layers.
Others marvel when a friend shows a partially more in-depth view of themselves. Certain facets become less hidden. Every touch of purity brings a glimpse of clarity.
You ‘try it on’. Look in the mirror. See if it’s worth the price.
Growth is experienced at the price of self-examination at a new level.
You decide to keep it.
Life is now a tad closer to perfection, easier to navigate. Others marvel.
While you know . . . there’s seventeen more to go.