"Who is the fairest in the land?" I was fascinated with this question from Snow White's fable as a child. Imagine beholding a magical mirror and being told, "My queen, you are the fairest in the land."
I also learned that breaking the mirror was bad luck for seven years so I was ever so careful with handling mirrors. This superstition has its roots to an old Roman legend that mirrors have a strong connection with the soul. It is thought that a soul needs seven years to regenerate and renew itself.
My favorite mirror is a hand-held oval-shaped ivory which I put inside my bag. I have had it for many years and I never go out without my small mirror. Call it vanity but I feel "secure" when I have my old trusted friend with me.
Our challenge today is to write about mirrors. Imagine yourself looking into the mirror and write a post, without using the pronoun I. What internal dialogue goes through your head? Describe what you see or don't see or use your other senses to narrate your experience.
As an option, you can also write about the absence of mirrors. What would your life be without mirrors? What would the world look like without mirrors?
Photography by Margaret Bednar
Please write an original poem or prose poem specific to this challenge and post it on Mr. Linky provided below. Don't forget to visit your fellow writers too ~
Happy Saturday ~ Grace (aka Heaven)