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Spellbound by my reflection. Mirrors suck.

by Skyebird on December 2, 2012   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

I hate mirrors. Every time I see myself, on any reflected surface, I'm reminded of how much I hate myself. Not just the way I look, but also the way I feel and the way I think. I look in a mirror and I see flaws. Everywhere. See that scar right there on my left cheek? That's an embodiment of my distrust and pain. That pimple? That's my anger wanting to burst. That frown? Jealousy, envy, unhappiness. Those tears? Depression. Fear. I want to look away. I want to stop seeing these things. But I can't, I'm spellbound. I see things about myself in mirrors and I realize just how ugly I am, inside and out. I realize this is just me feeling inferior, or vain. Is this normal? What's wrong with me? Mirror, mirror, on the wall... who is the ugliest of them all?


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