There are two inescapable truths we all face during our lifetimes. The first is that we’re all going to die. The second? Time changes everything.
As we grow older, we start to notice our bodies changing — the wearing down of our joints and the little creases that begin to develop around our eyes. Most of us probably don’t realize just how much each year alters our appearances and those of the objects around us, as time affects our perceptions as well. That’s why it’s so astonishing to see the contrasts of the “befores” and “afters.” See for yourself how time leaves its mark in the 15 fascinating photos below.
1. “One pillowcase has been used nearly every day for 40 years. The other has been in a closet.”
11. “In 1995, my great aunt gave me a stuffed cat. It was my absolute favorite, and slept with me every night through my childhood. When she passed, we found out she had bought an identical cat and kept it in pristine condition for two decades. The years of love certainly left their mark.”