Fashion for Yourself a Perfect Mirror

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Fashion for yourself a perfect mirror
On which to gaze when you are quite alone.
Undertake to view yourself completely,
Resisting being more than passive eyes.
There is serenity in merely seeing,
Even when the object is your own,
Even when you notice pride or loathing,
Not avoiding anything but lies.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon. Free for personal or non-commercial use.

Audio and Video Music: Sonata No. 1 in F Minor: Adagio.
By Ludwig von Beethoven. Performed by Daniel Veesey
at the Free Music Archive under a Public Domain License.

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