The Mirror Crack’d
(Thanks for suggesting this thought-provoking prompt, Chocolate Eyes!)
Without mirrors we might see more clearly the ugly side of people. Yes, there would be a lot of out of sorts, crazy looking people everywhere. But then everyone would look that way.
But I have a feeling for the right price mirrors could be had. So of course the rich would have mirrors. And this would cause friction between the haves and the have-nots.
I can see it now the haves with their noses in the air Looking just as perfect as perfect can be. And the have-nots doing their best to look somewhat normal by using a widow panes to get a glimpse of their reflection.
A reflection can be seen many ways. Maybe it’s in the way you treat others that are less fortunate. If we all looked a little disheveled everyday then maybe people could lighten up just a little.
There might even be more laughter as people dress in colors that don’t match. And we would have to rely on the kindness of others to let us know when things like hair dye was needed.
It would be a strange world without mirrors. And maybe it’s a good thing we never have to worry about it.
That’s my story and I’m sticking to it..