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Sunday, January 15, 2012

The Truth about Mirrors

Monalisa - Fernando Botero



Even an iconic beauty
Can view her reflection
Through a prism of uncertainty,
Her image distorted
By self-doubt into
An unrecognizable imitation
Of herself.

9 comments:

Mary said...

I love it. Yes indeed, sometimes when we look in the mirror we don't see who we really are. (This can prove to be either good OR bad.)

brian miller said...

a lot internally comes into play when we look in that mirror for sure...great to see you at dverse today...smiles

brian miller said...

ps...embedded commenting is all messed up with bloggers roll out of threaded commenting so there may be some that can not comment b/c of it...you may want to consider moving to another type comments til they work it out

Mary Mansfield said...

Thanks for the tip Brian! Got it changed to a pop up window. And thanks so much for stopping by to read :)

Anonymous said...

So true!

~Shawna
(rosemarymint.wordpress.com)

Christine said...

insightful write

Claudia said...

ugh...self-doubt can destroy so much...we should learn to look into these mirrors with loving eyes..but easier said than done sometimes..

Sasidharan Cheruvattath said...

This is a beautiful reflection and it recognizes its refracting twin.

Victoria said...

You've touched on an almost-universal experience I suspect, Mary. So glad you chose this one.