Friday, August 26, 2011

Not Yourself You See

When you look     kool uoy nehW
into a mirror      rorrim a otni
it is not     ton si ti
yourself you see,    ˛ees uoy flesruoy
but a kind     dnik a tub
of apish error     rorre hsipa fo
posed in fearful     lufraef ni desop
symmetry    yrtemmys

~John Updike, "Mirror,"
Telephone Poles and Other Poems

*This is because.... sometimes, the inner critic likes to use the mirror against us. Don't let it win! Remember that when you feel ugly it is only a mirage. Remember that we are more than our physical selves. As Geneen Roth says "we are unrepeatable beings of light and space and water who need these physical vehicles to get around."

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