During a visit to the Chinese Garden, i was dazzled by the brilliance of the sunlight on the red-white architecture and its reflection on the still lake. To complete the scene, there was a couple enjoying the quietness and beauty of it all.
I love water reflections, sometimes more than the subject itself. There’s a certain ambiguity and a fluidity in a water reflection that seems to make the subject come alive. Oh, how difficult it is to depict it in a painting, well, at least to me. But i will keep trying…
The reflection in a mirror is so starkly different – it tells it as it is, even if we don’t like the person looking back at us. What’s worse is when we suddenly see what we hadn’t seen before – be it a pimple, a few extra lines or more white hair – and everything appears to be going downhill, physically and literally.
Yet, how often do we stare at the mirror and see a person created by God and loved by God – even when we look old, wrinkled and missing our teeth? Come to think about it – didn’t we look like that when we were born?
It is no wonder we love taking selfies. We can pose, delete, re-pose, delete, touch-up, photo-shop, air-brush and then display for others to see ‘the perfect me’. By R
But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit. 2 Cor 3:18 (NASB)