Wednesday, March 17th, 2004 • No Comments on Do I Know You?
Did you ever walk by a mirror, in a hurry to get somewhere and not paying any attention, and catch a glimpse of your reflection? It was just a split second image in your periphery, a blur of skin and hair, but it caught your eye. Did you ever stop, go back and stare at yourself? The person you see full-on in the mirror is not the person you saw in that quick flash, but you can’t duplicate the moment because you can’t turn your head away far enough without losing sight of yourself. Except you know it’s possible because you saw yourself just a minute ago. Did you ever give up after a couple of minutes, because it seems silly and vain and you have more important things to do? It’s only later in the day that you remember the peek you got of yourself—off guard, vulnerable, distracted—and it makes you pause. Did you ever wonder who that person was you saw in the mirror for that split second?
That’s how I feel today.