I’ve got my shovel and I’m ready to dive into the sandbox with Calen’s first challenge questions from Roberta Allen’s book, The Playful Way to Knowing Yourself.
You find yourself in a quiet room looking at your reflection in this beautiful old mirror. What do you see? Is there anything in particular you like about yourself? Is there anything you don’t like? Tell us about it.
What do I see? An unrecognizable face. This is nothing new for me though. I’ve never recognized myself in a mirror, or a photograph for that matter. The ‘Me, I Am’ is not reflected in this body. This would probably be difficult for most people to understand, so I won’t go into great details. Just suffice to say, the ‘Me, I Am’ entered this body when it was 5 years old, sealed by contract. I will never get accustomed to her face.
Like? The smile is nice, as are the eyes. The hair is appealing as well.. long, blonde and a bit wavy.
Dislike? Truthfully, this entire Earthly Human body. It’s too plump, wrinkly, and peachy-pink pastel (ewww). But the worst aspect? It’s a physical body.
2 thoughts on “The Sandbox Writing Challenge #1 — Reflection”
don’t know if you mean what I mean about not recognizing myself, but at least we’re speaking a similar language. Nice post.
I’ll be you’d be surprised to find out how many people actually get what you mean about the me you really are not being reflected in the mirror. I think there’s a lot of us that feel exactly that way. I can’t stand mirrors either. I nearly peed down both legs when I had tot start using a magnifying mirror to put makeup on! Scared the crap out of me!!!