Reflection

She called her intuitive collage ‘Reflection’. ”It’s that part of myself that doesn’t like to look in the mirror” she said.   IMG_0474 (2)She decided to dialogue with the representation and opened her journal.  She raised her pen, looked down at her open page and didn’t move.  I waited a while and asked her what was happening, she said ‘nothing’. We sat in the silence,  both very still. I noticed she continued to look down but her head was now turned slightly to the side, no longer in the direction of her empty page. I felt a sadness arise in my chest and she seemed to me to be ‘looking but not looking’.

I asked her what happens when she looks in a real mirror.  She said ‘nothing… I don’t… I can’t look… I look away’.