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Reflections Don’t Lie

On Wed, Aug 29 2012, in Leroy, by Leroy Leese

Back in 2001 I wrote a song that had the following lyrics:

Tuesday morning,
Rub my eyes and get out of bed,
Hate this part of every single day.
I look in the mirror, and he looks my way
Reflections don’t lie, reflections don’t lie

Exercise, surgery and silicone
They can change your body
but they can’t change your soul
Spirit shines in times of sorrow
But its all okay ’cause
there is always tomorrow
Reflections don’t lie, reflections don’t lie

to you

The point of the song for me was to emphasize that what you see in the mirror is seen through a critical and discerning eye. It may not be an ACCURATE discernment – but there is discernment in any case.

I thought of this song last night because the guy in the mirror has been changing. A few more wrinkles. A few more grey hairs. I don’t feel like it is a reflection of my judgement – the hairs are grey – the wrinkles are present. But I don’t have to let them tell me I’m growing old. You are only as young as you feel so if you choose to let the reflection make you feel old – you will exude “oldness”. Yes, I just made up the word “oldness” but when you are my age, you can do that! 😉

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3 Responses to Reflections Don’t Lie

  1. boyleroy says:

    Oops. Just found out that “oldness” actually is a word. Means the opposite of “youngness”. Hehe. Thought I was being tricky there.

  2. Lauren says:

    Like it 🙂 I wrote a poem in college (around 2001) with similar sentiment but lost my floppy 🙁

  3. Leroy Leese says:

    Bummer. Sadness. I actually recorded this song and have it on my phone/pod. So every once in a while I am haunted by reminded of it.