Two photos of me from my last Seattle reading of Hild at Third Place. Unretouched, according to the photographer (Jennifer Durham). Her verdict: tired around the eyes but happy and relaxed.
Anyway, I thought you might be interested in how I look after a gruelling—but fun (otherwise I'd be neither happy nor relaxed)—travel schedule. Having said that, I suspect unretouched to a professional photographer means what first draft does to professional writer. That is, all truly obvious infelicities removed in one fast smoothing. (To give you a notion of what I mean, a quick read-through and tweakage of a blog post—like this one—might take me about five minutes.)