Reflection of a goddess

re·flec·tion noun \ri-ˈflek-shən\
Definition of REFLECTION

1
: an instance of reflecting; especially : the return of light or sound waves from a surface
2
: the production of an image by or as if by a mirror
3
a : the action of bending or folding back
b : a reflected part : fold
4
: something produced by reflecting: as
a : an image given back by a reflecting surface
b : an effect produced by an influence
5
: an often obscure or indirect criticism : reproach
6
: a thought, idea, or opinion formed or a remark made as a result of meditation
7
: consideration of some subject matter, idea, or purpose
8
obsolete : turning back : return
9
a : a transformation of a figure in which each point is replaced by a point symmetric with respect to a line or plane
b : a transformation that involves reflection in more than one axis of a rectangular coordinate system

Sadness does not turn your world black and white;
it leaves you standing naked on an iceberg
with tangles in your hair and the world
too bright for your eyes.
Worry sets in that someone will notice but everyone is too busy
watching for their own Titanic.

There is nothing quiet about it,
except maybe the holes it makes inside of you
and even those seem to whistle on windy days.
The world yells at you with muffled voices as if you’re standing
in a labyrinth of glass walls and somehow
you’ve forgotten a hammer.

It turns you into a series of nouns, without the adjectives
and without the verbs. You don’t remember
where you misplaced your descriptions, your actions
(under the sink with your emotions and Mr. Clean)
You become:
bed,
shower,
socks,
coffee,
keys,
obligations

You’ll see others stripped bare like you but it won’t matter-
they can’t save you. All you can do is lower yourself gently
into the swirling water and tell yourself to hold on tight.


Ocean, diver, wall, air.

Kelsey Danielle, “I Swam to the Other Side and Back Again” (via mirroir)

(via mirroir)

msbehavoyeur:

Die Feilbietung (Devil Showing Woman to the People)
blackpaint20:

Otto Greiner - Die Feilbietung (Devil Showing Woman to the People)
One of my favorites!
Lithograph, 1898, in pencil monogrammed O.Gr. and inscribed Nr. 35
from the print cycle Vom Weib
Provenance: ex coll. Walter Bareiss, New York

msbehavoyeur:

Die Feilbietung (Devil Showing Woman to the People)

blackpaint20:

Otto Greiner - Die Feilbietung (Devil Showing Woman to the People)

One of my favorites!

Lithograph, 1898, in pencil monogrammed O.Gr. and inscribed Nr. 35

from the print cycle Vom Weib

Provenance: ex coll. Walter Bareiss, New York

A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the “half empty or half full” question. Instead, with a smile on her face she inquired, “How heavy is this glass of water?” The answers called out ranged from 8oz to 20 oz. She replied, “The absolute weight doesn’t matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If i hold it for a minute, its not a problem. If i hold it for an hour, i’ll have an ache in my arm. If i hold it for a day, my arm will feel numb and paralyzed. In each case, the weight of the glass doesn’t change, but the longer i hold it, the heavier it becomes.” She continued, “The stress and worries in life are like that glass of water. Think about them for a while and nothing happens. Think about them for a big longer and they begin to hurt. And if you think about them all day long, you will feel paralyzed - incapable of doing anything.” Always remember to put the glass down.