She looked in the mirror, and she saw herself for perhaps the first time in a while.
The once ice-blue eyes were now staring back grey. A dull grey.
She hadn’t noticed before, how her face was now beginning to weather around the edges too.
The once plump, rosy and freckled cheeks were now slump, pale with dark age spots.
And now around those dull grey eyes, she had many lines that drifted off from the corners.
And her hair. Steely-straw-like, but neat and always shiny.
She looked deeper in the mirror and smiled back at herself.
She was observing her evidence of greatness.
Prompted by this link.