I was fine until I went to 'the room' to answer the unrelenting call of my blood pressure pill when I glanced in the mirror. To my utter dismay there was what appeared to be the old elf staring right back at me ... or at least it seemed so and the visual impact was overwhelming and the appearance startling.
The entire episode was very disturbing at several levels. Needless to say I'm going to shave off this beard and start getting some exercise tomorrow. The resemblance was just TOO uncanny.