Thank you ever so much for your response. A wider smile could not exist on my face. Thank you for reminding me how it is possible to smile! How big it can be, how capacious. Last night, I saw an old (she really was old, no denying it, with curved back, cane, and everything). But, seated across from me at a dinner, I observed her smile — it has this loose, easy freedom to it. This woman’s face was completely open and alert. And it made her look, seem, and feel decades younger.
You gave me that kind of smile. Thank you.