Sometimes I look at people, and I think: Somewhere along the line, that person stagnated. Their spirit congealed.
Do you know what I mean?
It doesn't entirely have to do with age, either. A person can be 18 and seem 38 in their demeanor and manner and way of speaking. And even when they're 68 they still seem 38 because they just kind of stagnated there.
I'm not speaking of people who are young in spirit, or who "have no age" because they are timeless. That is an entirely different thing. No - this congealing is never good. It's heavy, cumbersome, and somewhere, deep down, it is insincere.
I notice it a lot with politicians. And public officials.
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