Moving On

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Moving On

staring through the window
at that dark and dismal place
where shadows danced and jittered
and a stranger had my face
I was shocked, but not surprised, to find
my future hopes would never last
if I stayed gazing in the mirror
and obsessing with the past

leaving past behindlooking backlooking forwardmoving onnew start

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Steve Higgins

Sun 1st Dec 2013 09:24

The past always has its inevitable effect on the present. Short and sweet Ian but observant.
Steve

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Fri 29th Nov 2013 17:29

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M.C. Newberry

Fri 29th Nov 2013 12:31

How true! But it is also my own suspicion that
if this is done regularly, our brains can enter
a make-believe phase that does not recognise
ageing in the reflected image and we see
ourselves unchanged. No wonder the concept of
the magic mirror ("Mirror, mirror on the wall, Who's the fairest of them all?") retains its power.
There is a current exhibition of extraordinary
photos to be found online - the "Young and Old"
theme where the photographer uses older
people gazing at supposedly younger reflections
in the mirror. The effect/illusion is clever
and carries in an instant a lifetime we need
not experience ourselves.

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