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Mirror Mirror on the Wall...Who's the Fairest of them All?

Mar 10, 2022

Mirror mirror on the wall...who's the fairest of them all?

Here's a link to an NPR story about how we see ourselves - when we look into the mirror. 

Below is a poem/story by Caroline Wong, about how she sees herself - enjoy!


Looking into the Mirror

Looking into the mirror
Are you Snow White
Or the queen of beauty
The longing for beauty and love
Turns into the lust for perfection
Looking into the mirror
Who do I see
Do I dare to look at myself in the eyes
What do I see in my eyes
Do I like the way I look like
Do I recognize who I am
Am I looking at myself
Or another face that I don’t know
Who are you
Looking into the mirror
Why I need to know how I look like
Would I know myself without the mirror
Am I trapped by what I see
Am I good looking enough
Am I good enough
Am I getting old
Can I see whether I am getting wise
Looking into the mirror
Can I see my soul
If I look long enough
Would my soul burst out from the mirror
Shatter all the looks I had in the past
The shy, timid, unhappy, uncertain, wary, old looks
Would my soul burst into the air like a fish splashing in the ocean
Just be as happy as it is
Would the splash shatter all the mirrors in the world
Free all the souls as IT IS

Julia and Caroline looking into the mirror of Hermana's