Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Through The Looking Glass
I must admit I have an obsession for mirrors. Not for vanity's sake but for their ability to reflect the images that are before them.
Can you imagine the amazement of the young lass who gazed down into the pool of water as she knelt to rinse her silken long tresses in its ripples. To look upon her image looking back at her must have been mysterious.
Or the beautiful Renaissance woman tilting the hand-held silvered looking glass to catch sight of the jewels twinkling in her crown. Making sure each strand of pearls was perfect before entering the chamber where her husband awaited...
As the daylight hours shorten and darkness spreads her cloak about the land, mirrors can reflect the subtle light held within the room. Be it candle, lamp or chandelier each ray refracted and sent back from whence it came...
Posted by Susan McShannon-Monteith at Wednesday, December 10, 2008