Friday, October 22, 2010

Mag 37 - Mirror of Imagination



Luster lost and silvered through,
Chinked and chipped and out of view.
Once a screen for imagination,
Cannot compete with a PlayStation.
MLydiaM ~ October 2010


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25 comments:

Reflections said...

Oh how true is this... once for fairy tales, now for 'combat' for most... At work we try more to use the interactive Wii and do bowling and the like...

Khaled KEM said...

I love it Lydia. Thanks for reading my blog. I just went through your latest posts and I felt the desire to read more and more. I've been away for some time now but I am back.
Wish you all the best.

Khaled

PS I tried to fix the problem concerning my URL feed. I don't know if it is fixed or not.

secret, fragile skies said...

Perfect.

Sue J said...

Ain't that the truth? :) Nice Magpie.

madamebutterfly said...

I love this - I cannot begin to confess how many hours I must have spent in my childhood gazing at myself in front of a mirror with an old towel wrapped around my head (hair) trying on my mums lipsticks! Kids of today sadly miss out on so much!

willow said...

Oh, gosh, ain't it the truth? Give me a chipped mirror any day.

La Belette Rouge said...

Mirror mirror and dress up are much better games for imagination than a PlayStation.
Happy weekend!xoxo

Phivos Nicolaides said...

The mirror of imagination is very powerful! Well, have a fabulous weekend dear Lydia.

Mary said...

You speak the truth!

Ana said...

Ah, too true! LOVE the animation!

Rene/ Not The Rockefellers said...

You got that right!

Brian Miller said...

hehe. unfortunately...i never spent this much time inside when i was a kid...my parents had to drag me home when the sun went down...

Lydia said...

Reflections~ So much of it seems so violent. I didn't have kids so I didn't have to face the dilemma of allowing or not allowing that kind of entertainment at home. Your work sounds interesting!

Khaled~ You have honored me by spending some time reading here at my blog. Much appreciated.
As you can see, your blog is still down there at the bottom of my blogroll - indicating that your last post was 6 mos ago, which is not the case and if anyone who reads this knows how to troubleshoot such a problem please let Khaled (his blog is perfection) or me know.

Lydia said...

secret, fragile skies~ Thank you and you sure have been beautifully prolific with posts at your blog. I had a great time catching up last night!

Sue J~ Yup, 'tis the truth! Thanks.

madamebutterfly~ You really did what the animation shows! That is so cute! I actually never played dress-up in front of a mirror. Instead, I sang in front of mine (and, no, if American Idol had been around then I would not have been competition for those kids!).

willow~ So true. I realize that I have a wonderful mirror that belonged to my grandmother over in the storage unit. How ridiculous. I must retrieve it. :)

La Belette Rouge~ Mirror mirror seems way better than a PlayStation to me. But I have only seen the new stuff and cannot attest to whether or not it is actually fun! Have a great weekend. xo

Phivos~ Yes! The mirror of imagination is powerful. I will imagine when I look in mine this weekend that I would see a Cyprus beach behind me! It will help me to forget the big rain that is coming. :)

Lydia said...

Mary~ My, what a beautiful profile image you have. And that is the truth!

Ana~ Sigh, yes, too true i guess. Isn't that animation fun?! I could watch it and waste too much time. :)

Rene~ Why, thank you! Wave at yourself in the mirror for me. :)

Brian Miller~ See my comment to madamebutterfly...it describes how I spent part of my childhood, and the rest was definitely outside until dark (no one had to drag me, though, because I was a bit afraid of the dark). :)

Angie Muresan said...

I am a mirror and imagination sort of girl. In fact, I wouldn't even know how to turn a playstation on. I have problems even with the TV remote.

senderupwords said...

Awesome. Just awesome. Love and Light, Sender

Lydia said...

Angie Muresan~ You do have a wondrous imagination! I would be lost in front of a playstation also, or a Wii, or many of those kinds of games. Not ashamed to admit, however, that I do know my way around the TV remote.

senderupwords~ Your comment was awesome! Thanks much. L&L to you, too.

Fireblossom said...

I am all in favor of the mirror and imagination. Plus I have told my mirror to lie if it has to. Squinting helps, too. Nonetheless, my son had a playstation game called Demolition Derby 2, that I quite enjoyed. If I had a bad day, I could spend a few minutes purposely ramming into other cars, all without any penalty! Woohoo! The game is still here, by the way, but it quit playing properly, and I finally put the playstation in mothballs.

kathew said...

playstation wha? Good post-so timely with all the electronic distractions kids have.
I remember as a kid I loved playing a game by myself with a largish mirror that I would hold under my chest- staring down into the mirror I would pretend to be walking on the ceiling..stepping over doors...I was always able to amuse myself...
Try it- kinda fun!

Lydia said...

Fireblossom~ "Plus I have told my mirror to lie if it has to. Squinting helps, too." Great lines! (Tell your mirror you have great lines.)

kathew~ Wow, what a fun-sounding mirror game you made up! I had a nearly-constant childhood dream that I flew all around and especially loved skimming the ceilings of rooms. Seem similar imaginations in a way.

the watercats said...

sadly, how true is this poem!.. i often wonder about how simple things have become so 'replaced'. at one time, the ability to read in your head was deemed amazing and magical.. the written word was a sacred art... makes you wonder what will happen to the poor playstations!?

Kristen Haskell said...

All things being equal the advance of technology took my diary to a whole other level. I often wonder what technology will look like in twenty years from now. Very nice poem,I agree with your last line completely.

Snowbrush said...

And how sad is that!

Lydia said...

the watercats~ The poor playstations will be added to the junk piles of our technological waste dump. Poor Earth! (From what you have written before, it seems your kid is not lacking in a great imagination. That's great.)

Kristen Haskell~ My diary/journal died a quick death when we got a good computer. I have a journal software loaded that I really should use because any type of writing is a better experience (at least for me) on the computer, compared with handwritten pieces - and let's not even mention typewriters!

Snowbrush~ That is sad! Which is why I poked fun at it. :)

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