This morning my hair stylist stepped away for a few minutes and I was left staring at myself in the mirror. I don’t like staring at myself in mirrors. The longer I gaze into that thing, the more frightening the reflection becomes.
Then I had one of my random, where did that come from? thoughts. What would become of humanity if we were to destroy our mirrors? All of them. Certainly, the economy would plummet into an unfathomable depth. But, I am not talking about the economy here. I mean the human psyche. What would become of us if we could no longer see our imperfections reflected back to us?
Those imperfections would no longer matter.
Make-up would become obsolete.
The perfect ‘Do’ would disappear.
Twiggy bodies? Pfffttt!
Men’s razors tossed.
Bald or thinning hair? Who cares?
We would never judge others based on their appearance, lest we be judged ourselves.
Thus, physical competition is gone and the days of accepting each other for who we are, not how we look, have begun.
I’d like to believe our world be a more loving, caring and compassionate one. The ridiculous and exhausting – not to mention expensive – need to physically compete with each other would come to a blessed end and we would get down to the business of living in a more harmonious world.