" I implore you, my child; observe heaven and earth, consider all that is in them, and acknowledge that God made them out of nothing (ex nihilo), and that mankind comes into being in the same way..." 2 Maccabees 7:28

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Reflection


In my new apartment, there are two full - length mirrors. One of them makes me look skinny and one of them makes me look chubby, and I am correspondingly depressed or comforted depending on which mirror I'm looking in. And then obsessing about which one was accurate. And it dawned on me a few days ago- they could BOTH be wrong!
I have no reliable means for seeing myself from outside myself. Maybe that's a sign that I just shouldn't bother.

3 comments:

Rabbert said...

Hm, when I look at you, you look just right. So there, Goldilocks!

T. said...

I hadn't noticed that problem with your mirrors. If these are the mirrors behind the door, why don't you pull the "skinny" mirror to the place where you will see it the most often, and then you will walk around all the time with the confidence you should have.

Kathryn said...

The most ironic item in my life is similar to your mirrors....... I have some panels in the house that are slightly reflective and make you look really skinny. Get this.... they're on my refrigerator!!