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The Autobiography of a Mirror

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"I am your best friend because I am the reflection of your soul !!!"

"I am your best friend because I am the reflection of your soul !!!"

Mirrors are a part of life. The mirror has no life of its own but plays an important role in helping us discover our identities. The queries and curiosities of the outer world can be answered by surfing Google or Wikipedia or an encyclopedia, but the inner curiosities are to be dealt within ourselves. Mirrors reflect our souls, and so they are our best friends who walk alongside us, even during dark times!

Story: A Mirror's Autobiography

"I am not just a piece of glass that breaks when it falls,

I am not just some home décor that is held high on the wall.

Mould me into a circle or square,

and I will show you things you are not aware!"

I am a mirror. I don't know how I was born, but what I learnt from students talking about me is that I came into existence by amalgamating silver and mercury. So I would rather call myself an invention than a discovery! People start knowing me right from my place of birth, which is not a hospital! I am born in FACTORIES and then roam around the globe and find myself a place with respectable people like scientists, architects, interior decorators and dentists.

Scientists once asked me if I could help them view far-off objects, and I blessed them with telescopes. Now the world has viewed the farthest planet known—thanks to me! They saw my potential and soon started using me in cameras, lens, lasers and others useful things for mankind.

I also appeal to creative minds, and because of this I am also a decorative piece of art. I enhance the beauty of a building when I am given an opportunity to have a makeover! People fix me in beautiful frames, and I become an elegant showpiece. Am I not so adorable?! Besides that, there is no single person I know who doesn't know me. Yes, I am that popular.

I am even more famous among the feminine masses; they just love looking at me, and I love the spark in their eyes. They take me along wherever they go. Besides telling the crowd how brilliant they look, I can also tell them what is in their mind; if you frown and I come across you, I bet you'll change your facial expression for the better. People have made a house in my honor known as the "Glass House," where, by redefining my dimensions, you can look tall, short, fat, sleek or whatever look you aspire to. I can make people laugh.

Well, that is not all I can do. I am also an essential part of vehicles for easily viewing traffic and helping prevent accidents on the streets. Sometimes I wonder if I were a reincarnation of God because I save lives, too! On a funny note, apart from all my significant usage, I am often believed to capture ghost images, which is impossible with the naked eye. Movies tell us so!

I have boasted enough about what people think of me. I think I should now tell you how I perceive people. Since time immemorial, I have been keeping hidden secrets of a person's mind because they speak their heart out to me. I am the reflection of the soul; therefore, I can see the truth behind tears. I have been with people in times of joy and despair, love and hatred. People have shown me their best and worst forms, portraying their inner consciousness, but for me things just come and go.

A lion roars at me, but I never roar at it. A child dances with me, but I never dance with him. I show them the truth of their existence; I show them the reality. And the worst part is I am hated for this. People show their anger by throwing things at me and breaking me into pieces. I still ask God what on earth did I do wrong to deserve such blame?

Given a chance to speak up, I would ask you to see the beautiful reflection of life. For instance, the beautiful sun rays that enlighten lives rather than the pebbles on the ground that block the way. Either choose a better version of life for yourself or keep accusing me for showing you the ugly truth!

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