‘Happy Birthday to James, my most dearest friend.
It is not often we come across someone who despite their gender, age or life experience, reminds us so much of ourselves, it is like looking at our own reflection.
Sometimes, someone comes along and fills a hole in our heart we never knew we had. Here’s to another year filled with happiness, adventure and fun!’
– Lots of love, Shayde
‘Half the pain in human life comes from gazing in mirrors.’
– Marty Rubin
‘Mirrors should think longer before they reflect.’
– Jean Cocteau
I wonder what the world would be like if we looked in the mirror and didn’t see our physical reflection, but our internal one.
If appearance, social status, money or beliefs didn’t matter and people could see you for who you really were. Could any of us say that we liked what we saw?
Could we justify the amount of time we spent trying to keep up appearances, or wasted on people who didn’t care about us? Could we justify the things we bought to look smart, or cool, or well off? Could we justify what we believed in, even if it meant condemning people, when it’s all said and done?
Would you like what you saw, if you looked at yourself from the inside, out?
‘This was a new skill she’d acquired, the ability to look, to the outside world, utterly serene and even cheerful, while, in her skull, all was chaos.’
– Dave Eggers
‘Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company and reflection must finish him.’
– John Locke
‘The most intriguing people you will encounter in this life are the people who had insights about you, that you didn’t know about yourself.’
– Shannon L. Alder