1.01.2014

Fairest of Them All

Been a long time
since I pored over
my reflection
in any mirror,
but now I avoid
even a casual
or sideways glance.
I don’t recognize that woman.
Who is she?

Kerry asked the Real Toads to reflect upon our creative aspirations for 2014 and write about our resolutions. I am reflecting! But so far, this is all I got.

19 comments:

  1. Trust me, kiddo, you can keep looking another ten to fifteen years minimum. At my age, however, I find it's best to avert one's eyes, at all times!!!! cackle.

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  2. a theme I am familiar with.. who wants to look at the grumpy old man in my mirror... :)

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  3. As Leonard Cohen sang, "it can't be me, must be my double".

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  4. Never trust a mirror--they are the gateway into some other dimension, where aliens live. Really. Saw it on teevee. Happy New Year, Marian.

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  5. Oh I know what you mean...I don't spend much time face to face with the me in the mirror

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  6. HaHa! Stop a minute and look her in the eyes. Bet you can't help grinning at her warmth and looking again! She might even do the same for you. Love!

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  7. Lie the final scene of Taxi Driver?

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  8. doesn't Rocky Balboa yell your name in Rocky I? "Marian! Marian!" or Adrian, whatever. Maybe that's who's in the glass? ~

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  9. Mirror, mirror on the wall...who is the most fabulous of all....That would be Marian. You don't have to pour over your reflection cuz you have a good grip on who you are. Ok...maybe to run a comb through the bed head, wouldn't want you going to work forgetting to comb your hair like I did the other day.

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  10. I have a hard time with my visage as well. Acceptance... acceptance... acceptance... I'm working on it!

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  11. Yes, I can relate, smiles ~ Happy New Year dear ~

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  12. Sigh...you're beautiful you know.

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  13. … I so relate to this! This is a great thought to ponder… I wonder what kind of resolutions we could pull from this… !?

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    1. this poem is related to my general beginning-of-year crankiness and resistance to making resolutions. hah!

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  14. she is a goddess amazeballs, that's all you need to know. Funny thing, is I relate to this lately. When I get up to go in the morning I barely glance in the mirror, because I would rather not know right now!

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  15. Funny, I know that feeling. Think of the positives, I think it allows the individual to emerge. Enjoyed the verse.
    Pea

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  16. thank you, lovely people. signed, Bedhead :)

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  17. The mirror and I have a secret agreement - it is not allowed to show me more than I want to see, unless an intervention is unavoidable.

    May there be many good things for you, just round the corner in 2014.

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    1. here, too. argh, i hate this poem. but happy new year!

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