Sunday, February 19, 2012


Em asks John Cullum, "How do men feel, how do you feel, about checking yourself in the mirror?"

She describes a Magic Mirror" invention that one can buy nowadays. It not only reflects how you look, it can give you your daily agenda, the morning news, or a weather report.

Though it sounds as if it might be an interesting sort of wall decoration, ex dancer Em, who has spent hours and hours in front of mirrors, knows how checking oneself in the mirror can become an obsession.

John Cullum describes his mirror routines. He likes the idea of a mirror that could help him figure out what to wear, and remind him of his schedule. And of course, when he's in a show, the mirror is the way he checks out his costume.

The Magic Mirror is definitely not for Em who declares if you've ever, even vaguely, thought or hummed, "darling you are growing old," all mirrors should be studiously avoided.


Anonymous said...

Very cute blog today! Enjoyed you and John's comments and feelings about mirrors. Interesting views and descriptions given....made me laugh and smile. I use a mirror each morning now to check out my 'BED HEAD!" OR my hairdo....quite artistic! kam

Linda Phillips said...

I have reached a stage in life where I ignore both mirrors and scales. I used to be obsessed with my weight and weighed myself upon arising, stark naked before ever consuming a glass of water.

Now, I refuse to be weighed at the doctor and almost never step on my home scale.

I only look in a mirror now to verify that my clothing fits. That's it. ;-)

Melissa B. Tubbs said...

I agree wholeheartedly with your assessment of mirrors!

Kaye Francis said...

So much agreement here today & to find places/moments of harmony & unity is such a special blessing in today's world.
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Yeppers, current mirror use is vastly curtailed by me in this household & only as per necessary.
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When traveling by either commercial or small aircraft ~ I always make sure to carry a compact w/ a mirror ~ as a possible just in case of crashing emergency tool. I have no idea if they are 'allowed' or have been 'disallowed' ~ thankfully I haven't had to be on a plane in quite a spell.
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I have no idea of who the target market would be for that Microsoft mirror. Just another 'technology tinker with toy'??

I agree~wouldn't most folks have a personal assistant/partner/wife/hubby/another form of technology that already does that stuff?
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So 'literal' mirrors ~ mmmm not so much~ 'figurative mirrors' ~ as in be the mirror that 'reflects well' & 'connects' with folks ~ Ima 'on board' with that!
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Another great video Ms. EM & John Cullum! I'm @grammakaye on twitter.