I didn’t really put a fine point on it, but I’m implying through the image of young Alex and teen Alex that she started having a hairstyle that covered her eyes after her sister died. I may circle around at some point and really nail it down later, but I was hesitant to throw in more stuff just to do that here. I feel like most of you will pick up on it anyway. Additionally, if you look at the three girls here it’s supposed to passively illustrate three reactions to grief that sort of explain who they are as adults. Alex has closed herself off from people, Evrina is angry about everything, & Maddison is anxious. For a lot of people grief & acceptance of their own mortality, or lack of it, defines who they are as people. The first big loss of your life to death seems to alter every person deeply.
I’m sure there must be people who encounter death & have no reaction at all, because there are all kinds of people & some people simply have no capacity for thinking deeper than the now, or the self in the moment. Someone like that would be very suspect to me though. That seems like a dangerous trait & one I’d rather not encounter.