Sometimes I Look In The Mirror….

mirror norman rockwell

Sometimes I look in the mirror and think……

– “You used to be cool”

and then I respond

– “Oh yeah? Well one of us had to grow-up.” (and I say it in a really condescending way)

and then I say

-“You’re not so grown-up that you stopped talking to yourself in mirrors.”

and then I respond

-“You’re right. This is a problem. I don’t think it’s the grown-up kind though. I think it’s the crazy kind.”

and then I say

-“Don’t be so hard on yourself. I’m sure lots of people talk to themselves in mirrors.”

and then I respond

-“No, they definitely don’t. Something isn’t right with my brain.”

and then I say

-“Maybe something is totally awesome in your head. Maybe everyone else is screwed up in the brain and you are like, a complete visionary.”

and then I respond

– “You were the one who said I wasn’t cool anymore and who go me started on this whole thing.”

and then I say

-” You’re right. I’m sorry. Let’s promise never to say hateful things to one another again.”

and then I respond

– “Done. I love you”

and then I say

-“I love you too.”

All in all, I think it’s a pretty healthy conversation I have with myself. Sure, I may say harsh things from time to time but, in the end, I work it out and love who I am just a little bit more. Does your mirror do that?

Also, how obvious is it that I stayed up all night to see the midnight showing of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and may or may not be experiencing exhaustion-induced hallucinations?

 

11 thoughts on “Sometimes I Look In The Mirror….

  1. You just really cheered me up, lol for real 😀

    A lot of people talk to themselves in the mirror, or without a mirror too, just for fun. I also have to agree with: ”Maybe something is totally awesome in your head. Maybe everyone else is screwed up in the brain and you are like, a complete visionary.” Keep being awesome and complete visionary! 😉

  2. I talk to myself all the time. That’s small potatoes. I sometimes do little dances of joy. They are called “Smooth Moves,” and I do them when one of my students says or does something cool or actually manages to get a grammar question right.

    I’m guessing you are feeling more sane now. Right?

    Of course she is.

    I know, I’m just sayin’…

    Sheesh.

  3. Craig W says:

    Here I am again with another totally off-topic contribution. It’s my m.o. Do you not totally love the expression Rockwell was able to create on her face? Exquisite.

  4. I have conversations with myself all the time. (Sometimes a mirror is involved, many times not.) And, I say a lot of very harsh things to myself. I’m afraid it usually doesn’t end as well as your conversations do.

    So, I’m inclined to think you’re healthier (saner) than I am — especially since most of my conversations can’t be blamed on post-late-night-Harry-Potter-movie hallucinations.

    How was the movie, by the way?

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