When we first picked reflections as one of our themes, I was thinking more along the lines of mirrors or still waters. Since I’m still in the midst of settling down in my new home though, it slipped my mind to obtain a mirror for this photo challenge. Bathroom mirrors hardly ever produce flattering results, so I didn’t get to play with literal reflections this week.
Be it as it may, reflections also reminded me of The Bell Jar, which I read together with Lillian at the beginning of the year. It had a lot of darkness that stemmed from from Esther’s depressive state. Yet somehow, there always was a ray of hope. The Bell Jar truly made me sit down and examine my own state of mind, where I am right now in my life and how I view the world.
Lillian and I had a wonderful conversation during which we shared our thoughts and reflections on the book. Beyond that, it made us think about who we are, our outlooks on life, and how much of the world 60 years ago still is true today (a lot more than we realized).
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Alexa S. says
I want to participate in Mis-en-scene one of these weeks! But this photo is lovely. I like the colors of your copy of The Bell Jar :)
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We’d love for you to join us, Alexa! :) And yes! I love that cover of The Bell Jar so much! It’s simple and classy, without imposing any particular expectations on a book as complex yet simple as this.
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