Friday, January 22, 2016

a reflection on reflections....


Just the other day, while doing a mundane errand, I caught sight of this in my side mirror.
I was glad to be at a stop light so I could snap a quick photo. Golden light, bare branches - captured. Preserved.

As I looked at this photo, it helped me to understand my love of mirrors. Of glass windows. Of puddles and ponds...of anything that yields a reflection. I love the idea that what is behind is brought right in front of us. That what is up above now rests below our feet. That what we see changes as we move, as we change the angle from which we observe it. I don't know. Something about each reflection gives me the sense that I'm hemmed in - caught. That I'm right in the center of it all. That what's behind or before me, what's above me or below is all very fluid. And that my perception of the "now" need not be defined by just one angle. Or one influence or direction. 

I guess you could say that studying a reflection opens the door to new possibilities. 

And I don't know about you, but as I fight to keep my heart open and my attitude positive, 
I often need a reminder that there are many such doors to open in life.

I'll share again my quote from Wednesday ~ because I wholeheartedly agree with Monsieur Chabrol:

"I love mirrors.
They let one pass through the surface of things."

Joining Kim  and Kat and James


20 comments:

  1. A marvelous reflection in the wing mirror. Have a lovely weekend.

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  2. It's a good thing you kept on looking at the road ! ;-)

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  3. I am totally impressed if this wonderful image.
    The sun it's totally awesome.

    Greetings Eva

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  4. Great thoughts. The first thing that came to my mine reading your words is that reflections are a call to notice or be mindful.

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  5. it's a great spin and one very positive way to look at it!!! it's a gorgeous image, your images always are!!!

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  6. Beautiful atmosphere, wonderful reflection!

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  7. Unexpected shots can be such . . , well . . , unexpected moments of joy.
    Great expression of reflection from all angles.

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  8. Great photo! I've always loved reflections. I never thought of it in quite the way you did, though. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Great capture and I love your thoughts on it.

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  10. I love the golden light and the reflections in the reflection.

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  11. This is spectacular take. Love it.

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  12. This is a great shot and love hearing your thoughts...

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  13. Great mirror reflection with that golden light. I like it.

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  14. That is just gorgeous. I never take much notice of reflections -- your photo has inspired me to open my eyes more!

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  15. Love this photo!! Many angles to one image. Life IS like that isn't it!

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  16. Stunning! They do let one pass through the surface of things and they also duplicate the beauty that is captured. I love that.

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  17. Wow . . a great reflection , phantastic shot !
    This is may Contribution
    Greetings from Germany

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