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October 17, 2010

Another New Experience


She passes through quickly
Not ready to view her image
Eyes almost closed

Brush teeth, rinse mouth
Looking downward
Wash face

Eyelids slowly raise
Lights five times 100 watts
Nothing in shadows now


Eyes are the mirrors
When viewed in the mirror
Stand strong, look

After 64 years in hiding
Really looking at myself
is a new experience


Graphic found on google.

45 comments:

Cinner said...

I am so glad you can stand strong and look. we love what we see of you through your words, very moving...speaking of which, how are things progressing with yours. take care. c

anne h said...

Eyes are mirrors - but they also project - images of strength and Love and all kinds of good things!

Brian Miller said...

standing strong is a good thing...and that you can look yourself in the eye...too many would look away...smiles.

DJan said...

The reflection in my mirror is so familiar that I rarely see it unless something has changed overnight, like hair sticking straight up. Love your poem.

deb said...

oh, keep looking...
keep seeing the beauty

Lori said...

I love this. I am thankful that you are finally looking after all these years of hiding. I hope that now that you are looking you see all the things you haven't seen in yourself. I hope you see all the beauty that all of us see in you. XX Happy Sunday to you and yours.

PS In answer to your question in your comment on my last post. I do have something like you speak of with rice in it and I warm it in the microwave. It's getting kind of old though so have wondered about making one like you described. Thanks for sharing that with me!

Jeni said...

You mentioned in your comment on my post that you used to do embroidery work and were thinking of taking it up again. Why don't you? I "learned" sort of, to embroider when I was a child but never really had the patience to work on the stitches and do them correctly. I let that little bit of knowledge lay dormant for many years, only picking up something and doing a project on very rare occasions. But two years ago this past August, I decided (why, I'm not really sure) to play with this craft again and I've found it to be something that actually relaxes me very much. (Except when the thread knots on me. LOL) Why don't you revisit the craft and start on it again? Betcha with your talents, you'd be putting out some really awesome stuff in no time!

Hilary said...

I bet you see a beauty in that mirror. Lovely poem and sentiment.

TALON said...

Standing strong - being ready to look into your eyes...a beautiful and touching moment, TechnoBabe. I hope you saw all your strength and beauty reflecting back.

Jeanie said...

I do look and I see the years. I am grateful that I am still able to mostly stand strong, both in mind and body.

LL Cool Joe said...

I've come to the conclusion that mirrors show us what they want to show us. The person in front of the mirror sees what they want to see, whether that's good or bad.

Stickup Artist said...

We must strip ourselves of the media's ridiculous and impossible notions of what constitutes beauty. I find that one's actions and what one projects is where true beauty is found. You are beautiful and I'm sure you must see it too now that you are looking. Great poem that communicates so much...

ellen abbott said...

good idea. if I just look at my eyes, I won't see all the wrinkles of my 60 years.

Carmi said...

God, can you write! I was destined to find your blog today - via Goddess Writes - and I can't tell you how glad I am.

Consider me inspired.

Kristina P. said...

I still have a hard time of looking at myself in the harsh lights of my mirror. I usually do it without my contacts in.

gayle said...

Beautiful poem !! Many share your thoughts!!

Maggie May said...

I would give anything for eyes like that!
Loved the poem.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Mama Zen said...

This is amazing.

Jillsy said...

Good for you! And I'm sure you must like what you see!

Unknown Mami said...

Admire what you have become.

Momma Fargo said...

Awesome! Age is empowerment!

Shadowthorne @ Ramzu Zahini said...

Among the reason why I don't like to have my picture taken :(

Attila The Mom said...

Lovely words, my friend.

Life with Kaishon said...

I don't even need to see you to know how beautiful you are.

The Absence of Alternatives said...

"Really looking at myself is a new experience"

You know, we should all try and do this once in a while... :-)

Bernie said...

This is a wonderful post beautiful lady......:-) Hugs

Kazzy said...

I love that picture...

Dave King said...

That is one great piece of writing. Impressive images - and the accompanying image is a knockout.

Shrinky said...

Beautifully expressed. It's wonderful you have finally taken your power back, and can really see the good, loveable person you have always been. ((Hugs))

-Don said...

When we really look at ourselves it's sometimes shocking, sometimes scary, sometimes sad and sometimes funny - but it's never boring...

Your writing always makes me think. Thanks for that.

-Don

Vinny "Bond" Marini said...

Finding oneself is so enlightening...I did so recently myself.

lisleman said...

mirrors are magically at times.
Good to hear you are enjoying your image - everyone should.

Julie said...

I love your poem, Technobabe. It's a good twist to read about someone who really looks at herself and sees the good. I've never seen you, but I think you're beautiful.

Nezzy said...

You reflect strength and beauty girl! Stand steadfast baby!!!

Ya'll have a most marvelously blessed 'fall' day now, ya hear!!!

Syd said...

Nice. Eyes are the windows to the soul, right?

Tammie said...

ah to wait to look until one is ready, eyes are powerful indeed.

Everyday Goddess said...

Something to be very proud of. Not only the writing but the new experience. Once something has been seen, it cannot be unseen. The new you is emerging, standing strong!

Robert the Skeptic said...

I try not to look in the mirror, every time I do I see this strange old guy looking at me.

Joanna Jenkins said...

I see beauty when I visit you and your blog.
Beautiful poem Techno.
High five to you.
xo jj

OJ Gonzalez-Cazares said...

coming from goddess to toast for your post!!
"Eyes are the mirrors
When viewed in the mirror" - just brilliant. Cheers!

Rene/ Not The Rockefellers said...

How often have I stood in front of a mirror and not even looked at myself...

very thought provoking

Irish Gumbo said...

A wonderful thing to have found that strength to look, really look. Preferably without flinching.

Good stuff, madam.

Sayandeep Kundu said...

"Eyes are the mirrors
When viewed in the mirror
Stand strong, look"

Wonderful lines here...
Regards~ Sayandeep

Marla said...

Beautiful

CherylK said...

VERY beautiful! You are a very powerful writer, you know.