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- Mirroring And The Self.
Jacques Emile Blanche – Fillette (Lucie Esnault au Pysche). Gandalf’s Gallery. Flickr.
“To live without mirrors is to live without the self.”
A mirror is not merely an inanimate looking glass on the wall. A mirror may have many forms.
Mirror Women – Mirror Heads, 1982. Salvador Dali. Wikimedia Commons.
“All sorts of things in this world behave like mirrors.”
From our earliest days on earth, we have looked for and responded to mirroring. In order to develop and maintain our identity, we have a need to see ourselves, reflected in others, and in the world.
“The mirror is a worthless invention. The only way to truly see yourself is in the reflection of someone else’s eyes.”
Mary Cassatt. Mother And Daughter. Gandalf’s Gallery. Flickr.
“The precursor of the mirror is the mother’s face.”
Donald Woods Winnicott
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