The Mirror’s Eyes
What does the mirror see when it stares at you?
Does it see perfection or does it see faults?
When your eyes meet that of the mirror, would your confidence race-high or would it be suddenly trampled upon?
Does your mirror want you gazing longer or is it in a haste to let you go?
The mirror’s eye is fierce and it can’t be coaxed. It says only what it sees and greets each individual differently.
It could greet one with disregard and the other with complete admiration.
Regardless, why do we always come back to meet the mirror’s fierce eyes, even if it greets us with disregard?
Possibly, we always come back for those faults. Strangely, we want it to pick out those faults that make us imperfect so we can correct them and become close to perfection, which is what we seek.
It’s relatable why we easily accept the faults this inanimate object picks out because, overtime, we’ve all come to trust its judgement than any other.
Maybe it’s just not fair that the mirror’s eyes can’t see beyond people’s physical appearance. That it can’t see beyond the perfect smile or the imperfect makeup or hairdo.
Only those things it points out to you as faulty would be corrected, but its eyes see only the physical features but not conduct or behaviour. Its eyes might be fierce, but its sight doesn’t go deeper than the surface.
If the mirror’s eyes were to see beyond physical features, then you might not only want to go out because it says your dress looks good, you might have to stay back if it says you aren’t humble or polite.
If the mirror’s eyes see deeper, maybe certain individuals wouldn’t have to leave the house each day. People such as the impolite bank cashier or the temperamental passenger on a bus, nor would you ever have to meet the rude teacher who never smiles.
The world would become filled with close to perfect humans.
You may ask, why close to perfect and not perfect humans?
Well, let’s say some might choose to ignore the faults the mirror points out to them while some others might not look at a mirror at all.
In all, the mirror would only look beyond the physical if it were animate or human.
But if your mirror was human, and always picking out faults in you, then I’m sure you wouldn’t want to come back for a second stare as you would have done if it were inanimate.
In conclusion, you might dread the mirror’s eyes more if it were human.