Mirror Mirror

mirrors

Mirror on the wall

Who’s the fairest of them all?

Certainly not life.

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18 thoughts on “Mirror Mirror

  1. Nikki Manson says:

    Yeah indeed

  2. janineyork says:

    I mean I relate the harsh truths of fairytales and life. It is true that life is not fair. People don’t always get what they deserve. Life is just life, sometimes it is good and sometimes it is bad, but rarely fair.

  3. True, life is not fair. Yet if we never move on from that premise then we do not live. We must respond to the iniquities, inequalities and vagaries with boldness and strength. We get one chance to live. This is it. There is no better life or better time to live, for there is no other.

    • janineyork says:

      I used to be very good at this, as my life has been like a Greek tragedy from the very beginning. I think after the suicide of my love after the breakup, it changed my brain chemistry and resolve. Depression seemed to become second nature when I lose love now. That breakup seems to have set off an automatic response to all breakups for me now. It is very hard to overcome, but I am slowly regaining my boldness and strength. I hate losing time in my one life being depressed. I agree with all that you have said, I just cannot bounce back as I once could.

      • I did not mean to be hard in my response. You are still young and have beauty and wit. It is hard to lift oneself when there has been much sorrow, but every day is new. We cannot change the past, but we must not allow it to change our futures. You have my empathy and my regard. I wish you laughter in your days and peace in your nights.

      • janineyork says:

        I did not view it as hard. I felt it was warm and insightful advice. I hate depression, I wish it would have never become a part of my brain’s response. You hopefully do not understand what it is like. I was just trying to explain that it is more difficult once it enters the equation. I agree though, life is too short to waste time being stuck in sadness. I was actually dancing around the house again today. That is a good sign! Thank you for always being there with great advice. I truly value your empathy and regard. I feel very connected emotionally to you now and look forward to your thoughts.

      • I have known black moods when everything is in monochrome and I am locked in sorrow. But with me it passes like a storm and the sun follows. I am sorry for your sadness and can imagine it clings to you, hard to shake. Lovely image, you dancing.

  4. Oh so very true…sometimes people don’t realise this until something happens to them which challenges their ideas about life, it’s rules and its general fairness. Unfortunately bad things do happen to good people.

    • janineyork says:

      Yes, I remember when I first realized this. It was the beginning of my “fairytale mind” undoing. We become strong and learn lessons and turn the unfairness into positives as best we can. That is life. To do the best you can with what you get. 🙂

  5. Eric Alagan says:

    Very said Janine. Love it, Eric

  6. Eric Alagan says:

    I meant to say

    “Very well said, Janine. Love it, Eric”

  7. WordsFallFromMyEyes says:

    Great haiku, but I love that micro just by the way.

  8. You and I, I feel like I know you so well. A little secret…I am Bipolar. Please don’t place that on my blog. I have done much study on it and have found so many great writers were plagued by this wonderful gift…yes I said wonderful gift. I owe my odd creativity to it and have learned to accept myself and my depression and all the other things that go with this affliction….some of my best writings come late at night when I am troubled…I call these my Edgar Allan Poe nights. On one manic day I pumped out 13 writings and I have to say they were all so creative, and when I am well, darn nothing comes out…funny. Janine you are so brilliant, one of my favorites. True my pain has brought out this little project that has turned out to be one of the neatest things I have ever done!!

    • janineyork says:

      Oh yes, been that way my whole life. Finally found the name for it. Highs and lows. Lows so low you cannot imagine coming out of them, yet you do. I have found if I write my way through the pain it is some of my best work. I must say the older I have gotten the less manic moods and more depressive. That sucks. I have come to accept it as well. It is a gift if you know and accept it. I saw that Carly Simon is Bipolar on Oprah, and she just lets herself go down and knows she’ll come back. That is how I stay sane. I know I will come back. I love that I found your site. It is great to relate to someone so well when you feel so alone in this world! Your stuff always touches my heart so deeply because it puts mine into words. Nothing but peace and love for you girl! Janine

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