When You Look In The Mirror

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. . . who do you see staring back at you?  Is it someone you’re proud of?  Can you look this person in the eye and say, “I have done my best in all of my pursuits”.  Is it someone who strives to be all they can be?  Is it someone who continues to enjoy their journey called “life”?  Does this person carry with them an abiding hope for a better tomorrow and an unrelenting drive to play a purposeful role in making it so?

Most importantly, do you see a person of integrity? . . . for if you don’t, then the previous answers are meaningless.

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The performance below of “Mirrors” by Justin Timberlake and his band (JT and the Tennessee Kids) was powerfully delivered on SNL with a resonating message readily adaptable to a variety of situations in one’s life, and thus offering many interpretations.  For instance, it could be for a past love, a current love, a close friend, a colleague sharing the same quest, for yourself . . . or it could be interpreted religiously (e.g., to the God of one’s faith).  Irrespective, I hope this will spark healthy introspection and inspire you to make a better tomorrow for you and others you hold dear in your heart.

[Performance is preceded by brief advertisement & lyrics are presented below.]

Mirrors

Aren’t you somethin’ to admire
Cause your shine is somethin’ like a mirror
And I can’t help but notice
You reflect in this heart of mine
If you ever feel alone and
The glare makes me hard to find
Just know that I’m always
Parallel on the other side

Cause with your hand in my hand and a pocket full of soul
I can tell you there’s no place we couldn’t go
Just put your hand on the glass
I’m here tryin’ to pull you through
You just gotta be strong

I don’t wanna lose you now
I’m lookin’ right at the other half of me
The vacancy that sat in my heart
Is a space that now you hold
Show me how to fight for now
And I’ll tell you, baby, it was easy
Comin’ back into you once I figured it out
You were right here all along

It’s like you’re my mirror
My mirror staring back at me
I couldn’t get any bigger
With anyone else beside me
And now it’s clear as this promise
That we’re making
Two reflections into one
Cause it’s like you’re my mirror
My mirror staring back at me, staring back at me

Aren’t you somethin’, an original
Cause it doesn’t seem really as simple
And I can’t help but stare, cause
I see truth somewhere in your eyes
I can’t ever change without you
You reflect me, I love that about you
And if I could, I
Would look at us all the time

Cause with your hand in my hand and a pocket full of soul
I can tell you there’s no place we couldn’t go
Just put your hand on the glass
I’m here tryin’ to pull you through
You just gotta be strong

I don’t wanna lose you now
I’m lookin’ right at the other half of me
The vacancy that sat in my heart
Is a space that now you hold
Show me how to fight for now
And I’ll tell you, baby, it was easy
Comin’ back into you once I figured it out
You were right here all along

It’s like you’re my mirror
My mirror staring back at me
I couldn’t get any bigger
With anyone else beside me
And now it’s clear as this promise
That we’re making
Two reflections into one
Cause it’s like you’re my mirror
My mirror staring back at me, staring back at me

Yesterday is history
Tomorrow’s a mystery
I can see you lookin’ back at me
Keep your eyes on me
Baby, keep your eyes on me

I don’t wanna lose you now
I’m lookin’ right at the other half of me
The vacancy that sat in my heart
Is a space that now you hold
Show me how to fight for now
And I’ll tell you, baby, it was easy
Comin’ back into you once I figured it out
You were right here all along

It’s like you’re my mirror
My mirror staring back at me
I couldn’t get any bigger
With anyone else beside me
And now it’s clear as this promise
That we’re making
Two reflections into one
Cause it’s like you’re my mirror
My mirror staring back at me, staring back at me.

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About Spencer C. Young

Supports the Quest for Self-Actualization
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