"..if you knew me yesterday, please do not think that it is the same person that you are meeting today. I have experienced more of life, I have encountered new depths in those I love, I have suffered and prayed, and I am different. please do not give me a 'batting average,' fixed and irrevocable, because I am 'in there' constantly, taking my swings at the opportunities of daily living. approach me, then, with a sense of wonder, study my face and hands and voice for the signs of change, for it is certain that I have changed. but even if you recognize this, I may be somewhat afraid to tell you who I am.."
(Why am I afraid to tell you who I am? - John Powell)