This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge of Reflecting put me in mind of a charming Alaskan cruise the folks and I took in 2010! As we were making our way back to Vancouver after a week of stunning views of wilderness, waterways and wildlife, a clear day afforded these blurred reflections of the coastlines we were gliding past:
It was also on this cruise that I took one of my favorite pictures of Dad. I was hanging out beside him in our cabin when I caught his reflection in one of those magnifying vanity mirrors on the opposite wall:
As a little kid, I remember being puzzled by these kinds of mirrors in hotels. I mean, beyond going for a high-powered view up my nose for the heck of it, I couldn’t divine any practical use for them. But as age has begun robbing me of my ability to focus on close-up things, suddenly I totally get them! And I use them when I need make-up applying precision to try and keep a smokey eye from looking like an eye somebody punched me in…
Isn’t that a strange thing?
As I look back at some life experiences that were confusing and blurry to me at the time, it’s only upon current reflection – just at a time when I can’t order a meal without reading glasses – that I find myself thinking:
“Ahhh. Now, I see!”