Mirrors and Mortals

Have you ever wondered what mirrors would say if they could speak? I haven’t thought too much about it myself, but if there is one thing they would probably be good at is telling a history that we like to ignore: how we have changed.

It’s not age alone that I am referring too. It is the countless facial expressions the mirrors we use have witnessed. All the silly little eyelashes; the nose hairs plucked out over time, and all the things we have said to ourselves when no one is listening. The children that have been picked up by their parents so they could see what they looked like. The tears that they have seen, and maybe even horrors they have lain witness too, and how those horrors have affected us.

There are many things that reflect light like a mirror in the world and the cosmos that we embody. The heavenly bodies reflect the light of their respective stars via the albedo effect (OVERLORD MANGA HERE WE GO!) They also can either adsorb radiation of different frequencies and reflect it in different directions.

A mirror holds a story in it so to speak… if only in our minds. Without going into quantum physics, and all the wonderful weirdness of it — there is another side to mirrors we don’t think about much. That being how we are like them. How being similar to them we reflect stories to one another, and how the shadows of life can affect those stories.

Like a mirror, we reflect and adsorb stories from others even if no words are said. The primal parts of our minds pick up on cues from one’s body language, tone, facial expressions, and many other variables; if you have ever noticed your mood shifting in front of a person in a poor mood, and then suddenly a group of people you find yourself around start having a mood shift — it is not in your head.


The face is the mirror of the mind, and eyes without speaking confess the secrets of the heart.

St. Jerome

Our faces and eyes on an individual level — and a collective level — have probably spoken more information over time than all the words ever spoken, or written. In this non-verbal plane, the frequencies of change and history play out upon and within us. That’s a pretty deep concept if you think about it. Could it be possible that the way someone acted towards someone a millennium ago is still remembered on a biological level in someone today? Hmm….

We speak our lives through our literal walk. We tell our souls through our actions, and we see ourselves very often by the reflection of how others act toward us. We can see other peoples “light” and we can reflect it back to them in joy, and we can also feel the smoke of their darkness within, for a darting glance can be all it takes for that to be known. That too in a way can be reflected unto others.

You have to bring the light of truth to drive away the shadows of darkness within. Reflection, counsel, and re-education of the perspectives you hold is necessary if you want to start to change. If your perspectives allow for possibilities of hope, then you can find better doors to knock on.



“The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. So if the light within you is darkness–how deep is that darkness!

Matt 6:22-23, HCSB

Taking a look at this verse you can notice something interesting. It is really possible for the “light” you go by to not be light at all. Hopeless perspectives, doubting peers, and any number of obstacles can warp a mind so bad that the “truth” it uses to reference reality is in fact HOGWASH.

In whatever you are seeking to understand — look for mirrors that reflect the light of heaven, and the light of truth towards you. Don’t seek mirrors that in shadows and smoke only reflect a little of the light of goodness you possess back towards you.


For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known (by God).

1 Corinthians 13:12, ESV

We can only see so far, and only so clear as mortals, yet we still can see. If you don’t use it you will lose it. No one can see for you, yet good people and good perspectives can help you see better. I pray that your eyes will be opened to SEE and KNOW the peace that surpasses all understanding, for the MORTAL can still comprehend a piece of the IMMORTAL. You can see the reflection of the ultimate good in you if you look openly, and earnestly enough.

Be blessed. =)

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