This is one of the best quotes I really like. I don’t know why I have this sudden desire to blog about mirrors and reflections. What we are and what we want to be are sometimes reflected in the way we see other people. There are times when we feel so attuned with people we just met because we are entirely in sync with them. Our thoughts are on the same wavelength, so to speak. Sometimes, that’s where friendship begins.
There are moments though that all we see of ourselves are what we believe we are but they are just reflections we borrow from other people. We tend to gravitate towards those who have the same interests and aspirations like we do. I don’t actually believe in the adage that opposites attract. It’s rather, you see something in the person that you admire so it is easier to befriend him or her. Deep within, you have something in common and the mere fact that you are also different in some ways makes the encounter a little something to look forward to, it makes the encounter a little more interesting.
So what do you think is the best mirror where you can see yourself as you truly are? I think close friends fill that role in your life. They are our daily mirrors where the truth is reflected, the truth that we normally don’t recognize ourselves. Sometimes, we see a little crack at the edge but that’s part of the journey, it’s kind of dull when everything is smooth, we need to be reminded that life is a challenge that we need to face.
And let me end this blog with a lovely quote from Edith Wharton, “there are two ways to spread happiness; either be the light who shines or be the mirror who reflects it.”