In the Mirror

The mirror doesn’t lie, but the brain does. The brain sees some other person in the mirror. Some person whose image was formed in childhood before the eyes drooped and the wrinkles formed. That’s why it’s such a shock to see yourself in a mirror when you aren’t expecting it. For one millisecond, the brain registers what’s really there.

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2 Responses to In the Mirror

  1. Claire says:

    We look at ourselves in the mirror every day and don’t look exactly the same each time we stand in front of it. Our image is a totally different one when we look at ourselves upon waking up than it is when we are ready to go to work or anyplace else for that matter. According to an article I read a while back, mirrors don’t lie, but they can mislead, and we tend to discern these doubts of how we look by formulating a more attractive image of ourselves than we really are.

  2. Edwin Jeter says:

    He was in the mirror thinking of his next challenge, and work when the ground underneath his house began to tremble. The house made an unusual popping sound. He moved rapidly toward the front of the house, and wondered about his family members who were in the mirror before they left.

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