A friend of mine took a photo of me today and posted it on Facebook. People always assure me that photos of me look fine, and I think I realized why I don't like photos of myself. They don't look like me. Moreover, they attain the sort of generic depersonalized inscrutability that I see in faces that aren't mine; that causes me to not recognize people I've already met on the street, that causes me to call people by the wrong names and generally makes socializing a horrifying event for me. It's an uncomfortable feeling to not recognize yourself. It happens to me in the mirror sometimes, but rarely... in those times in which I am feeling the least connected to myself. But it happens in almost every photo I've ever seen of myself. Harrowing.