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  • They say it's bad feng to have a mirror in your bedroom. Maybe it's that you might wake in the middle of the night, confused and drowsy, and seeing yourself, be frightened.

    But then in our waking lives some many wander looking for people who will reflect back to us the most ____________ parts of ourselves.

    The thing about mirrors though (did you know?), the image we're seeing is always half the size of the thing itself. And when two mirrors meet, the funhouse reflections reduce and reduce and reduce to visual nonsense.

    And then there are those who are always visibly standing just beside their experience, so that they can see themselves acting in it.

    And then there are those who run from their own image, but are drawn to the people who love to see their reflection in the pool. There are those of us who, not wanting to see ourselves, can spend seasons mesmerized by someone gazing into their own eyes.

    Or make the futile attempt to slip into that glassy frame, to be seen by someone who has eyes only for themselves.

    And the whole thing is so hard to write about, and maybe the whole point is not to write about it. Keeping it this kind of simple's probably best.

    You're right. Fuck the bad luck. Let's break it. See what's on the other side.
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