Photographer Tom Hussey created a series of pictures that will speak
to you, no matter your age, race, beliefs or occupation. The photos
illustrate just how much we change in our lives and how it seems
to happen all at once, no matter how many years actually go by.
These will grip your soul.
Reflection gives insight into the former lives of these senior citizens.
Tom spoke to a veteran right before his 80th birthday.
His quotes inspired him to create the series.
“I can’t believe I’m going to be 80,” he told Hussey.
“I feel like I just came back from the war. I look in the mirror
“It’s a universal condition — at some point in your life,
you look in the mirror and say, ‘Wait a minute, how did I get this old?’”
“The idea for doing these images was a person looking in the mirror
and seeing what they remember.
“When you look in the mirror every day, you recognize yourself,
but when you go back and look at a photo of yourself years ago,
you say, ‘Wow, I really have changed.’
“You get to some milestone — age 20, 40, or 80 —
and you can’t believe that much time has gone by.”
Take time to appreciate every day, because these years will be gone
Don't regret growing older. It's a privilege denied to many.”