Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Simple Pleasure: Mirrors

Can you even begin to imagine life without mirrors?

How would we put on make-up or brush our hair? How would we inspect our faces to check for wrinkles or, heaven forbid, zits or chin hairs?

We'd be forced to apply lipstick by holding the lipstick tube with one hand and a butter knife in the other. Can you picture yourself reflected in a butter knife?

Our homes without mirrors would be unable to reflect the sun or lights so rooms would be darker all the way around.

At Christmas time, there would be no flickering candles doubled by being reflected in a mirror or mirrored images of our majestic Christmas trees.

Without mirrors, we would not be able to check our outfits before heading out the door.

So, today's simple pleasure is mirrors.

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p.s. By the way, the photo shown at the top of this post was taken in a room of the Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge, Massachusetts (stomping grounds of the famed, late artist, Norman Rockwell.)
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Angel said...

I never thought about it that way! Sometimes I want to run away from them but you're right. We need mirrors and they do reflect light and make a room more lovely.

Linda O'Connell said...

Simply lovely mirror and reflection, Susan.

sarah said...

great simple pleasure...

BECKY said...

So true!! My mother always said that a large mirror in a small room, made it look much larger..and of course, she was right!

Kay K said...

Oh my we forget a important item we use so much just thinking about today I have used several mirrors already 6 or more times
makes one think......thanks for sharing

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I like old mirrors the best! Old like me! hugs, Linda

It's Just Dottie said...

I love my mirrors . I have them all over my home . I love the way they reflect the light and brighten my home.

Debbie said...

Great post. You made me laugh about the butter knives. So funny!

I have a love it/hate it relationship with mirrors, if you know what I mean.

Karen said...

I like mirrors...especially old ones. Great post!

Dayle said...

Susan, this is my favorite kind of simple pleasures post ... something so common, yet unexpected. I must say, these days I shy away from mirrors, as that old age is sneaking up on me, but I can't imagine life without them either.

LDH said...

I like beautiful mirror's too! Not always what I see in them but the mirror in its frame :)

diane stetson said...

Mirror, mirror on the wall,
Who is the fairest of them all?
Why Susan of course!

Joan said...

Great post, Susan. I'll never think of mirror the same way. :) I had to laugh about the lipstick and butter knife.

Thanks for visiting my blog today.


Chatty Crone said...

I've never thought of a life without mirrors. In one way it would be good - we wouldn't worry about our looks so much.

However getting things out of the eye, etc. They are important.

Now I look myself in the eye and say Chatty - you're okay girl! lol


Kathleen said...

Life would certainly be different without them that's for sure. You have a particularly nice one there.

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