Mirror Mirror…

The collection of car mirrors on a French flea market stall, offering a glimpse of the sky and trees, seem innocent enough…

But mirrors can evoke strong feelings in us a powerful tools for changing our perspective and seeing parts of ourselves that are usually hidden as we look out into the world. For others, when they peer into a mirror there’s the fear of seeing ghosts, demons, or something strange sneaking up behind them, a police car perhaps !

Mirrors seem to have popped up in ghost stories frequently over the years. No surprise really, the ancient Romans believed mirrors reflected a person’s soul and could bring great strife if they were misused, so they didn’t fit them to their racing chariots.

Many other cultures believe supernatural qualities are attached to mirrors: they can suck out one’s soul, are portents of death, or offer glimpses into some other dimension. In many cultures mirrors are used for communication with spirits and are believed to be portals or doorways to the spirit world, a barrier between the world of the living and that of the dead.

So perhaps this little flea market isn’t the best place for anyone suffering from catoptrophobia or eisoptrophobia, both medical terms for a fear of mirrors.

Behind you !!!!

Published by George Munday Creative

Fine-Art Photographer and Published Writer...

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