Monday, 26 August 2013

The Mirror Cracked

The sense we have of our own worth must based on self-knowledge and acceptance of who and what we are.

The world holds up such seductive mirrors: we can quite fall in love with the image reflected from such shifting depths.

The seduction lies in the lies, of course: almost truths are what always works best. We do so long to believe!
But as layered and as subtly intricate as an image in a Venetian mirror, gazing too long into such flattering depths is poison to the intellect; and murders that most precious of all qualities: the ability to laugh at ourselves.

When that gilded mirror shatters - and it will - what remains is the clarity with which we see ourselves as we really are. That, and love of the people who see us just as clearly.

Manuela Cardiga

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