This reflection in the mirror has been around a long time…but sometimes we need to do a little reflection of our own, especially as our parents or grandparents age.
What do they see when they look into the mirror. What do we see of ourselves?
Please look closely at the photos and see what the subject of the picture is seeing in the mirror…The reflection stirred my curiosity almost instantly! and I said “I get it”!
Perhaps it is because of my age now….because I am not sure I would have “gotten it” if I were in my twenties. I hope I would have….but one never knows.
Last week I was at breakfast and saw a middle age daughter and her husband taking her father out to eat and I quickly became annoyed at the impatience the daughter was showing to her father. I wanted to ask her if her father was impatient with her when she was learning to eat or ride a bicycle. She kept looking at him in disgust and literally yelling at him to wipe his mouth of the syrup from his pancakes.
It was sad….and I won’t bore you with the details of what I said or did. But as you look at the photos below, ask what or who you see when you look in the mirror.
Since the sub-title of Me and My Captain is: Retirement: A new Journey…one day at a time! I thought this series of pictures are more than appropriate, no matter what your age! This is really a beautiful series, and great photos… And so true!
Photographer Tom Hussey created a series of pictures that will speak to you, no matter your age, race, beliefs or occupation. The Reflection photos illustrate just how much we change in our lives and how it seems to happen all at once, no matter how many years actually go by. These will grip your soul, they did mine. Reflection gives insight into the former lives of these senior citizens.
Tom spoke to a veteran right before his 80th birthday. His quotes inspired him to create the series.
“I can’t believe I’m going to be 80,” he told Hussey. “I feel like I just came back from the war. I look in the mirror and I see this old guy.” …
“It’s a universal condition — at some point in your life, you look in the mirror and say, ‘Wait a minute, how did I get this old?’” said Tom
“The idea for doing these images was a person looking in the mirror and seeing what they remember.”
“When you look in the mirror every day, you recognize yourself, but when you go back and look at a photo of yourself 20 years ago you say, ‘Wow, I really have changed.”
“You get to some milestone — age 20, 40, or 80 — and you can’t believe that much time has gone by.”
Take time to appreciate every day, because these years will be gone before you know it!!
Have a great and beautiful day.