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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

M for ABC Wednesday

ABC WEDNESDAY ROUND 5: M



Mirrors reflect life. But I use them to reflect light.

The corner where my treadmill waits is a dark and boring spot, mentally and physically. With the addition of mirrors it changes complexion and replicates many of the objects I value which are in an opposite corner.

Tiny craft mirrors are glued to ribbon or set into jigsaw pieces. The larger ones showed up on clearance tables long ago.

Mind you, I NEVER look into them ~~ I try to avoid breakage with a passion that borders on paranoia.

If, perchance, my face and/or body shows up in a mirror I glance quickly at that stranger, offer a pleasant smile and nod before moving away in a blink.

Do you always recognize yourself in a mirror?


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20 comments:

Carolyn Ford said...

Of course...mirrors! I didn't think of "mirrors." And, anything you can do to spice up a treadmill workout is a good thing! I'll keep that in mind...

Sylvia K said...

Great shot, very creative and a great subject for the M word!

Enjoy!

Sylvia

Beverley Baird said...

I love the idea of a wall of mirrors! I agreee though - I don't often look in ! lol
Take care.

Eki Qushay Akhwan said...

and the mirrors are beautiful too!

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eki

Hildred and Charles said...

Do I recognize myself in mirrors?? Well, I used to see my mother, and now I see my grandmother (sigh)

anthonynorth said...

Mirrors have more uses than one, including guessing who you are :-)

Enjoyed this.

Reader Wil said...

I like mirrors for the same reasons you do! I avoid looking in a mirror. I hate seeing myself reflected in a shopwindow. I often think: "Hey that's Aunt L, my mum's sister."
Thanks for your visit!

Mara said...

I once saw myself mirrored without a mirror in sight. I had gone to the hairdresser and they had given me a great look. On arriving home, I found my Mum had the exact same look! That was quite spooky...

Love your mirror wall by the way. I have been wanting to do something similar and also add in a few empty picture frames.

RuneE said...

A highly unusual and highly thought-provoking M.

BTW _ a very creative collage

Q said...

It seems anymore that when I look in the mirror I see my Mother.
Happy M!
Sherry

Rose said...

This is a very clever idea, Sue! I always thought working out on a treadmill is terribly boring unless you have something to look at. As for mirrors, I try to avoid looking into them for very long--who is that wrinkled face looking back at me?:)

Michelle Johnson said...

mirrors can be a haunting place to see yourself sometimes. sometimes i look at it as though it's trapped my soul. and other times i think i'm a stranger looking back at someone i used to know. have a great day.

Nukke said...

You must be very creativ person and interesting. You can look things from another ankle. DON'T NEVER CHANCE !!!!!
I wish you very nice autumn time !Hey and HALLOWEEN !!!!

Greetings from Finland :)

PS : De-abbreviate as you like ;) said...

wonderful subject to talk about !!

Joy said...

Love your mirror collection, especially the jigsaw one. Looking in mirrors I restrict to mornings as I look and think how did that happen.

Roger Owen Green said...

Mirror, mirror on the wall; I avoid them, and no, I don't always recognize myself.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

OH! You have wonderful mirrors!

swapnap said...

Lovely M post with Mirrors. Enjoyed reading , especially this piece very much..
"If, perchance, my face and/or body shows up in a mirror I glance quickly at that stranger, offer a pleasant smile and nod before moving away in a blink."

Irene said...

I don't preen in front of mirrors much. I like your creative idea of using mirrors to reflect other things in the room.

hip chick said...

What a great idea to lighten up a dark corner.