Or maybe I’m just seeing the world through new eyes. Travel will do that for you; so will decades and decades of miles on my own odometer.
Here's a news flash for you: life is a journey. It's becoming a full time job buffing out the dents and dings and rust bestowed by time. I can't fight planned obsolescence. But I can drive my old chassis to the end of the road with pride and love for the years and people with whom I've shared the ride.
If I'm truly lucky, my love of life will render me, much like the image of that old jalopy I buffed in Photoshop, a thing of beauty because of those dents and dings and rust.