- Has grown a couple of inches, or at least appears to have. (And indeed seems more and more to resemble any number of players in the NCAA tournament, as far as how he stands on incredibly long, lanky legs.)
- Talks with a voice a couple of notches lower. (And is saying a couple of new phrases, to boot.)
- Appears overall bigger than the boy in one's memory. (Is this because memory so loves to play tricks, the image of the boy one carries in one's head being of a far younger, still able to carried, child?)
Just another example of how traveling changes---opens out---one's perspective.