When you look in the mirror, who do you see?


Butterfly Mind

Mirror - ink and marker illustration by Tareek on Etsy Artwork credit: Tareek on Etsy

I have a close friend, J, who has never met a mirror she didn’t like. When we were teens, and later in college, and her eye caught a reflective surface – a shop window, a car window, a mirror in a mall bathroom – she turned her head this way and that as she looked into it, smoothed an eyebrow, tucked a curl, and watched herself as she continued to talk, completely unselfconscious about her mirror-gazing as she carried on the conversation. We teased her about it then, and we tease her about it now, 25 years later. She laughs at herself when we tease her, then flits her eyes to a mirror and winks at the best friend she sees there.

This past March, at our annual Girls’ Weekend, we talked about mirrors and who among us looks into them. The conversation was spawned…

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