I have mixed feelings about “selfies.”
Definition. Selfie. “A picture taken of yourself that is planned to be uploaded to Facebook, Myspace or any other sort of social networking website.”
~ Urban Dictionary
At times “selfies” make me laugh, in other instances they seem the definition of self-absorption. Whatever the case may be they are a good way to convey your location and mood. This strange “selfie” of me was so true to who I am, I decided to post it. It is also a good way to show one of my favorite spots in my backyard. The small brass mirror, with its magical moon, is a constant draw, an inanimate pied piper if you will, for my grandchildren. I hope when they are grown they will remember gazing in this mirror and relive their surprise and fascinated joy as their own image looked back at them. Perhaps the experience could be called a “selfie” of their earliest memories.
Brass mirrors and other chachkis: (True spelling: tchotchke – trinkets or baubles of little value) are easy to work in amongst the ivy or can be hung on any tree with a small nail or tack. These little knickknacks are easy to find at flea markets, thrift stores and yard sales. Give it a try and make someone smile at their unexpected reflection.