...to stand on the meeting of two eternities, the past and future, which is precisely the present moment; to toe that line. -H D Thoreau

We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be
to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. -
T. S. Eliot

10.2.10






















Inside a reproduction of Lenny's hall of mirrors.


He reproduced himself with so much humble objectivity, with the unquestioning, matter of fact interest of a dog who sees himself in a mirror and thinks: there's another dog. -Rainer Maria Rilke

I look in the mirror and say to myself, Can it be you once played Romeo? -Bela Lugosi


Let us be grateful to the mirror for revealing to us our appearance only. -Samuel Butler



...Sister and I would sit in the attic with the dull winter light glancing in through the mutton barred glass. Staring at each other until we took on another form. So deeply frightening neither could move for fear it may be real. Years later I came across a passage of Dylan Thomas describing the same thing. Mr. Thomas called it Invoking The Devil. I knew immediately what he meant...
-
from Script for a Practicing Artist and an Unfinished Life.

A very happy TT to you. -J


23 comments:

  1. Super photos! Love the Rilke quote. Great TT post.

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  2. great photos and unfinished life quote is awesome!

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  3. Is it the mirror, or the light? How do we mirror each other? When we mirror each other's qualities, we magnify them.

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  4. nicely done...love the quotes. sometimes i see a dog in my mirror...

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  5. I love those crazy mirrors. Lets me elieve for a moment that i sam not really a funny shape, its a trick of the glass. Love the Dylan Thomas reference. He is a firm favourite of mine. References to bela Lugosi always make me smile. He has an unforgettable smile.

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  6. fun pictures and quotes. I only look in the mirror to shave.

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  7. They look like they're having fun.

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  8. Oh, yes! I know what he meant as well. This is a great post.

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  9. The kids look like they are having a blast!

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  10. As soon as I saw your name on the Theme Thursday list I knew you would do a great take on this subject. You never disappoint. Happy TT

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  11. Happy family ; )

    and, reminds me of the Fun House in SF ; )

    remember Laughing Sal????

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  12. mirrors, reflections, searching for ourselves in every direction, every surface, every being a possible opportunity for recognition....looking beyond self to find oneness with other, with all that is...mirrors do give one much to ponder.

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  13. HA! Love the Lugosi quote( grins )and what a shot in the first pic...not surprised by the camera tho', heh...

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  14. Loved this, Jayne! Happy TT!

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  15. Love the pics, but I'm just so distracted by the revelation that:

    Romeo = Bela Lugosi?...

    maybe if...

    Juliet = this lady perhaps?

    Ack! ;-)

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  16. Oh boy, fun house mirrors. I've got one - and it makes me look thinner!

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  17. The mirror mazes are fun. It's an interesting effect to create an illusion with mirrors...

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  18. Your photos are great! I wondered if anyone would do those funny mirrors! :)

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  19. Yes, the Fun Zone, Hall of Mirrors, etc. So much fun when we were little. I loved looking in them and getting lost.

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  20. Mirror, mirror, on the wall... better show me what I want or you're gonna wind up in a bunch of pieces!

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  21. Love wobbly mirrors! I wonder why dog's don't see themselves in mirrors but birds surely do . .

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  22. Lovely pictures.
    Mirrors sometimes scare me.

    Mine is here

    http://justmeshakirack.blogspot.com/2010/02/mirrors-of-my-life-thursday-theme.html

    HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!
    and
    GONG XI FA CAI!
    (means WISHING YOU PROSPERITY! in Mandarin, Chinese)

    hugs
    shakira

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