Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Mirror, mirror ...



Mirror, mirror on the wall , "who is the most beautiful woman of them all"?



Age 3: Looks at herself and sees a Queen!
Age 8: Looks at herself and sees herself as Cinderella/Sleeping Beauty.

Age 15: Looks at herself and sees herself as Cinderella/SleepingBeauty/Cheerleader; or if she is PMS'ing: sees Fat/Pimples/UGLY ("Mom, I can't go to school looking like this!").
Age 20: Looks at herself and sees "too fat/too thin, too short/too tall, too straight/too curly" - but decides she's going out anyway.

Age 30: Looks at herself and sees "too fat/too thin, too short/too tall, too straight/too curly" - but decides she doesn't have time to fix it, so she's going out anyway.
Age 40: Looks at herself and sees "too fat/too thin, too short/too tall, too straight/too curly" - but says, "At least I'm clean" and goes out anyway.

Age 50: Looks at herself and sees "I am" and goes wherever she wants to go.
Age 60: Looks at herself and reminds herself of all the people who can't even see themselves in the mirror anymore. Goes out and conquers the world.

Age 70: Looks at herself and sees wisdom, laughter and ability. Goes out and enjoys life.
Age 80: Doesn't bother to look. Just puts on a purple hat and goes out to have fun with the world.


A Look in the Mirror...
Mirror now, with all respect, do not reflect what I expect. All the world 's a stage you know, foolish words have made it so Listen now, who do you see? Mirror, take a look at me.

13 comments:

Srijith Unni said...

Really nice post.. It shows how perspectives differ as we age gracefully.

There is the underlying realization that experience makes you lesser and lesser, conscious about your external features and you get to see the real 'you', thoughts beautifully shining in your words.

With Best Regards,
Srijith Unni

Wild Reeds said...

Lovely!

Hip Grandma said...

you've summed up a natural process so well!but the concluding lines are THE BEST!
A Look in the Mirror...
Mirror now, with all respect, do not reflect what I expect. All the world 's a stage you know, foolish words have made it so Listen now, who do you see? Mirror, take a look at me.
wonderful!

starry nights said...

I like the one at 80. Just put on a dress, go out and have fun. lovely post.

Usha said...

loved the post.How true! Takes time to break free of the obsession with looks and finally you realise looks are just what you inherited but what matters is what you made of yourself!

Contented said...

Excellent one! Truely liked it so much!
One needs mirrors that reflect true innerself not just the outlook...nice post!

Anonymous said...

excellent.

p.s. so what do you see and say?

desperado said...

beautiful....the post as well as d mirror's reply to ur question :)

passerby55 said...

Hi Srijith you are the first!

thankyou for giving the post its deserved perspective... good indepth thinking!

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Hi Wild reeds...how r u?
thankyou... merci in french right!

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Thankyou PReeta,
Your words always are a great encouragement

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Hi Lalitha,
me too for eighty.
btw. we both are going to rock the blogworld until then. not bad nah?

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Hi Usha,
Since i have read your writings i have realised how important is the Self.
thankyou for all the kind and lovely comments you leave here.

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Welcome to my blogworld Anonymous
Thankyou...

p.s. so what do you see and say?
a good question ... hmmm
well, not me but The mirror says,
"HI gorgeous, u still receive Anonymous Calls!"...lol
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Hi desperado

thankyou very much....tc

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passerby55 said...

thankyou Contended,
Yes , i agree the true image is your innerself which the mirror does reflect when seen with ones mind.

Neers said...

whoa!!!

hillgrandmom said...

passer-bye, this post puts it really well. Pretty correct too. on that basis, I'm pretty glad I've reached the age I have :)

passerby55 said...

cheers hill grandmom.

an age of enlightenment