Thursday, August 12, 2010
Thoughts on mirrors
Over the past two weeks, I've had the chance to look at myself in those bendy carnival mirrors several times. I have a few thoughts on these mirrors and on mirrors in general. The most obvious: those carnival mirrors distort the truth. In one, I'm Gumby-taffy long, in the other I'm short and squat like Fred Flinstone. They're funny because our image is so obviously distorted. But then again, don't all mirrors distort the truth. "Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face." (1 Corinth 13:12) And even without the help of a mirror, we often distort the truth all on our own.
Think of the time we would save and the worry we could avoid if there were no reflective surfaces?! That said, I have at least 15 mirrors in our house, five of them full-body length (those five came with the house).
Narcissus wasted away admiring his beauty in the pond, losing his chance at love with Echo, forever.
"I have a great body and sometimes go months without looking at it in a mirror" approximate quote, Phil, Groundhog Day
In Snow White, the evil Queen's death by food poisoning all started with an unhealthy obsession with her magic mirror.
Mirrors are a great place to write your "to do" list and love notes to your kids and husband (dry erase marker); the writing obscures the image and puts into focus what matters most.
“Look in a mirror and one thing's sure; what we see is not who we are.” Richard Bach
Posted by Apis Melliflora at 8:51 AM