When I look in the mirror

Anijah Gordon, Staff Writer

When you look in the mirror what do you see?

I don’t know about you but I know about me and when I look in the mirror a beautiful portrait is all I see.

They say that a mirror is a reflection and that is true indeed.

It often shows what is on the outside and that is all most of us can see.

The final picture is what most of us know and only the artist can tell what is beneath it all;

The struggles, the mistakes, the wrong shades, the late nights, the stress, the times when they feel like giving up, and moments when they think the portrait is not good enough.

What we see is only the surface and that is what the mirror reflects.

So when you look in your mirror what do you see?

Lies, a cover, and a mask for what is truly underneath.

The eyes of a true artist can see surpass the surface of their portrait but the eyes of the viewers will only see the fruit and never the root.