Tonight after dinner I decided to watch a movie. (which is a pretty unusual thing for me to do!) I usually would be in my studio weaving or planning a new project or probably doing just about anything except watching a movie. After scrolling thru the list of current titles, I saw The Huntsmen: Winter’s War was playing. You never know how these sequels will turn out but since I liked Snow White and the Huntsman, I thought I would give it a try. If you saw Snow White and the Huntsman you remember that Charlize Theron was the beautiful but wicked queen who believed that she would be able to live forever if she could take the life of Snow White. To that end, she dispatches the Huntsman to track her down. I enjoyed the remake of this epic tale mainly because of the beautiful costume designs and the visual effects and I was hoping this sequel would bring the same.
Well, as the movie started, I was prepared with my popcorn and Diet Dr Pepper! As the music started, a pretty scary voice came booming through the soundbox and these two lines were the first words of the movie, “WHAT DOES THE MIRROR SHOW YOU? WHAT DO YOU SEE?” Hmmmm. Those words stopped me with popcorn half way to my mouth! Seriously, I stopped the remote and went for paper and pencil to write them down. I wanted to really think about those two questions.
The movie did not disappoint. I finished it and my popcorn but those two questions were still on my note pad beside me on the sofa. What does my mirror show me when I look into it? What do I see when I look at me? I am not going to go all “deep” and “mystical” on you but I did take a hard look at myself and I think each one of us should do this ever so often. What did I discover? Self-reflection is a humbling process!
Even though sometimes it is hard, I think it’s good, for each of us to stop and try to find out why we think, say, and do certain things. There is this quote that says, “Many people would be scared if they saw in the mirror-not their face-but their character.” I don’t want that to be me. I want the things I think-the things I say- and the things I do to never make me ashamed to look in the mirror. Good character is all about integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, and moral courage. So, after some serious self-reflection, I say to that creepy voice from the movie, “I want to be a woman of good character!”
Have a great Labor Day and remember-“Every day is a great day to make a joyful noise”.
P.S.Here is my take on “Mirror, mrror, on the wall…