These photos were taken exactly 10 years apart. The first is 18-year-old me staring off-camera (???) at nothing while the sun rises in the background of my weird apartment in Baltimore. The second photo was taken 5 minutes ago by the 28-year-old version of me . . . though you can’t see the sun rising because I have my windows blacked out (lol). Also, uh, if you wanna get abstract about it: Baby, that sun ain’t never gonna rise for me again.

Other than that I tried to replicate the original the best I could!

OK! Here:

Photo 51

Photo on 8-8-16 at 06.22 #2

Man, isn’t that wild?! I used to be a soft little baby, huh. Though I guess we’re all soft little babies at some point or another. . . .

As you can see, Bitter Old Ryan is looking to his immediate left, cuz 10 years of Being Alive has taught him that that’s where you wanna be looking (I’m not going to spoil it for you if you don’t know why that is). Baby Ryan, on the other hand, is content with pointing his peepers diagonally. What a dope.

Anyway, the verdict is in: I’ve always been a dumb pale jerk!!!!

See you in another 10 years!!!! Good-night!!!