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thinking about the effects of being surrounded by your own image constantly: in mirrors, shiny glass, webcams

a constant reminder to think about your appearance, how you are seen by others, whether you conform to certain internalized ideals

i am not around these things usually and haven't seen my reflection in weeks so when i am visiting a place with mirrors their presence is much more glaring

@deluge “Man shouldn’t be able to see his own face – there’s nothing more sinister. Nature gave him the gift of not being able to see it, and of not being able to stare into his own eyes. Only in the water of rivers and ponds could he look at his face. And the very posture he had to assume was symbolic. He had to bend over, stoop down, to commit the ignominy of beholding himself. The inventor of the mirror poisoned the human heart.” (Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet).

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