Kerry Greenwood, who makes words dance:
The newly promoted Peace’s youthful enthusiasm occasionally filled (Detective Inspector Minton) with a sense of how old and cynical he had become. Without noticing. One day he just woke up and there he was, old and cynical and getting short of hair.
Greenwood, Kerry, Death by Water (Scpttsdale, AZ: Poisoned Pen Press, 2010), p. 199.