What Do You See When You Look In The Mirror?

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    I'm not saying that I'm overweight, but to see all of myself, I need to stand 20ft away from the mirror.
     
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    Sounds like your eyesight is a healthy as your appetite. ;)
     
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    As I look in the mirror, I see someone whom is adjusting to shorter hair, which
    I like, and then I see strong resemblance to my mom at this age, not so much
    my dad, but about ten years ago, I looked more like him I think. Then I see just
    a nice woman smiling, and pondering life in the bathroom mirror :)
     
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    I used to keep this poem taped to the bathroom mirror. I’m not religious but I still liked it, still do.
    *****
    “MORNING SONG OF SENLIN
    (from "Senlin, A Biography")

    by: Conrad Aiken (1889-1973)


      • [​IMG]T is morning, Senlin says, and in the morning
        When the light drips through the shutters like the dew,
        I arise, I face the sunrise,
        And do the things my fathers learned to do.
        Stars in the purple dusk above the rooftops
        Pale in a saffron mist and seem to die,
        And I myself on a swiftly tilting planet
        Stand before a glass and tie my tie.
        Vine leaves tap my window,
        Dew-drops sing to the garden stones,
        The robin chirps in the chinaberry tree
        Repeating three clear tones.
        It is morning. I stand by the mirror
        And tie my tie once more.
        While waves far off in a pale rose twilight
        Crash on a white sand shore.
        I stand by a mirror and comb my hair:
        How small and white my face!--
        The green earth tilts through a sphere of air
        And bathes in a flame of space.
        There are houses hanging above the stars
        And stars hung under a sea. . .
        And a sun far off in a shell of silence
        Dapples my walls for me. . .
        It is morning, Senlin says, and in the morning
        Should I not pause in the light to remember God?
        Upright and firm I stand on a star unstable,
        He is immense and lonely as a cloud.
        I will dedicate this moment before my mirror
        To him alone, and for him I will comb my hair.
        Accept these humble offerings, cloud of silence!
        I will think of you as I descend the stair.
        Vine leaves tap my window,
        The snail-track shines on the stones,
        Dew-drops flash from the chinaberry tree
        Repeating two clear tones.
        It is morning, I awake from a bed of silence,
        Shining I rise from the starless waters of sleep.
        The walls are about me still as in the evening,
        I am the same, and the same name still I keep.
        The earth revolves with me, yet makes no motion,
        The stars pale silently in a coral sky.
        In a whistling void I stand before my mirror,
        Unconcerned, I tie my tie.
        There are horses neighing on far-off hills
        Tossing their long white manes,
        And mountains flash in the rose-white dusk,
        Their shoulders black with rains. . .
        It is morning. I stand by the mirror
        And surprise my soul once more;
        The blue air rushes above my ceiling,
        There are suns beneath my floor. . .
        . . . It is morning, Senlin says, I ascend from darkness
        And depart on the winds of space for I know not where,
        My watch is wound, a key is in my pocket,
        And the sky is darkened as I descend the stair.
        There are shadows across the windows, clouds in heaven,
        And a god among the stars; and I will go
        Thinking of him as I might think of daybreak
        And humming a tune I know. . .
        Vine-leaves tap at the window,
        Dew-drops sing to the garden stones,
        The robin chirps in the chinaberry tree
        Repeating three clear tones.”
      • *****
      • https://www.poetry-archive.com/a/morning_song_of_senlin.html
     
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    thanks for sharing the poem, it was a very worth it read :)
     
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    Lately, I have been seeing Superman!
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    I wonder who I look like.Adoption has made me wonder...do I do things she used to do,do I look like her.All things I will never know.So when I look in the mirror I say,"you're beautiful no matter who you look like".:)
     
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