Tears at the Mirror

Every time
I look into a mirror
I am moved to tears

Not because 
I look too gorgeous
but bcoz I do not

Hey you! why can’t you be
as pretty as you look
in your pictures”

*

Mirrored face is fake
but not as unreal
as the pictures
that
Picasa remakes

fbe_girl

Actually that is an exaggeration, as neither are my photographs too good nor is the actual face in a mirror too bad. Both are average, like that of every other common woman.  But film stars and magazine models can very well sing this poem.

In general, these days people experiment with their photographs by modifying it slightly, giving it a special touch via picture editors like Photoshop, Picasa or Pic Monkey – lovely sepia, glow or other touch-ups.

Good thing is, most people use such image editors at one time or the other, so it’s kind of ok to do such touch-ups.  Everyone is equally fake, or should we all are equally creative.

Probably it is good for self-esteem; quite similar to the purpose of our beauty enhancing make-up, foundation, BB creams, concealers etc, that do nothing much. Illusions and temporary effects in this era of quick-fixes. Instant happiness.
But do they give happiness?  Well, kind of. Like children pleased with toys.

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For:  The Daily Prompt –  Moved to Tears

Describe the last time you were moved to tears by something beautiful.

4 thoughts on “Tears at the Mirror

  1. Pingback: Moved to Tears by “The Artist” (2011) | Ramisa the Authoress

  2. You have a lovely face Alka, the profile picture says that eloquently.
    Some faces are more photo friendly whereas some are more beautiful. However I have always believed that real beauty lies within…the heart, the soul and the thoughts. It is often reflected on our face.

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    • Thanks Balroop 🙂 Yes, I believe all faces are beautiful as there should not be any set criteria of beauty. Moreover, like you, I too care only for inner beauty. My writeups, where I often quote my own example or laugh at myself, represent the wider society in general. So it’s a kind of social satire.
      Thanks for your sharing your lovely insight!

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