Friday, September 13, 2013

mirror, mirror


Chica, where did you go? Just like you take off. Who's the old woman staring at me? She's not bad on the eyes but why is she here? Are you smiling at me?





linked with Trifextra #85: Apostrophe "A figure of speech in which some absent or nonexistent person or thing is addressed as if present and capable of understanding." 33 words

18 comments:

  1. Oh, I'm wondering about this one. So many directions. Maybe Alzheimer's???

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  2. I look at myself this way ALL THE TIME. Wondering where I've gone! You know, the smooth, youthful looking one. This is great!

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  3. Sorta makes you feel a little sympathy for that queen in Snow White. Beautifully done!

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  4. I can relate to this. If I look too closely, I'm shocked at all the wrinkles surfacing (which is why I try not to look too carefully :))

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  5. When I look at myself I want to be 25... but the mirror tells another story...

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  6. Nice writing. I can definitely relate.

    best,
    MOV

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  7. The woman in my mirror is quickly turning into my mother.

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    1. Ah, me thinks my mother is better looking. :-)

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  8. Ah,the mirror is such a trickster,it always shows us someone different,eh?I can so relate to this Tonya,lol!Lovely piece!

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  9. Lol Who is that old woman...
    Yup. I'm always 24 until someone shoves a mirror in my way!

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  10. Great take on the prompt!
    Oh and I don't trust mirrors...

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  11. Mirrors and pictures are the worst for making us feel old!
    Thank you for linking up!

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  12. Well now. You've written about me it seems! I feel this way more and more. Getting older is a strange thing. You see glimmers of the young you, but you see hints of the aging you.

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    1. Debbie, we sound more alike, too. I don't mind seeing me. I'm simply sometimes surprised who I see. It's almost the same way I felt when I realized my mother was old. I remember asking myself when did she get old and now I look at me and wonder where did 35 year-old me go?

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  13. I've been trying to figure out who took the cute, 20-something chick out of my mirror and replaced her with that puffy-eyed old lady with the gray highlights.

    Another great (albeit painfully relatable) piece. :)

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  14. This is wonderful. It is a surprise sometimes to look in the mirror. I feel 20, then all of a sudden I'll see wrinkles and some grey I need to dye and realize, I'm almost 40. I love this.

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