Self-images coming back at ya / Imágenes que regresan de vuelta

The world out there does come back at you with reflected images of yourself. By acting as a mirror of others, one may actually be keeping one’s own sanity.


Montreal Science Centre, Montreal, Quebec (2006)

(English version follows below) Esta foto con mi sobrino y ahijado Rubén (alias “El Matemático) y las otras fotos en este “post” me recuerdan que el mundo externo nos refleja a cada momento. A veces la imagen es clara y pura. Otras veces el reflejo no coincide con la idea de lo que creemos ser y se nos viene una sorpresa. Un espejo representa la cordura misma pues, como tal, el espejo refleja todos los fenómenos sin distinción y sin prejuicio. “Espejo, espejito dime una cosa…” comienza aquella famosa línea del cuento de los hermanos Grimm. Y, de hecho, el espejo no miente!. Entonces, en la medida que cada quien sirva de espejo fidedigno de otros seres humanos y de uno mismo, en esa misma medida estamos siendo cuerdos. *


Palos Verdes Arts Center, Coffee Shop, Los Angeles, California (2015)

The little picture above with my nephew Ruben (A.K.A. “The Mathematician”) together with other photos in this post remind me that the world out there comes back with reflected images of oneself.   Sometimes the images in question are clear and taint-less. Some other times, those reflections do not agree with the accepted self image, so we are in for a good surprise. A mirror is the representation of sanity itself because a mirror reflects all phenomena without distinction and no prejudgement. “Magic mirror in my hand, who is the fairest in the land?” goes the line of that famous Brothers Grimm’ story. And, in fact, the mirror tells the true!. Thus, if each one of us serves as a trustworthy mirror of other people and oneself, we are keeping our own sanity *


Delage automobile (late 30’s model), Peterse Automotive Museum, Los Angeles, California (2016)

Author: Constantino

A Chemical Engineer born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela. He has worked for the oil refining industry in threes countries under different capacities. With photography and writing as hobbies, he has traveled the world (and has still to settle somewhere). Loves movies, Latin Jazz, black coffee and red wine... Kampai!

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