Sunday, January 30, 2011

What Do You See?

Sleep has eluded me in spite of much tossing and turning...and I am up at 4:30 in the morning and logged in, wondering what's making me so restless...

Out of the many thoughts that were running helter-skelter in my head, I was able to bait one and drag it out...it seemed to have been one of the questions I answered on the blog recently..."What do you see when you look in the mirror?"...I think this question interests and intrigues me at the same time...maybe, it was a question I would have asked someone over a coffee and chat...or as a part of my Rapid fire questioning...(I'm a curious person and keeps asking questions. It's my way of getting to know about people I guess!)...

I know that I have answered this question already...so then it's your turn now...yup, it's you I'm talking about...What do you see when you look in the mirror? So there's something for you to ponder over this Sunday...

Hoping to hear from you soon...

Until then

The Sleepless One

19 comments:

  1. Sorry that you're having trouble sleeping, Cat. That's not nice at all. What do I see when I look in the mirror? Well, a few more lines since last year, that's for sure, but, overall I see someone who is content with her life as it is at the moment. Is that the sort of thing you had in mind? It's 11.15 p.m.here in England as I post this, so I'm off to bed now. Night night!

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  2. I do hope you get some rest tonight girl. When this old man looks in the mirror I see the gray hair & wish it was dark even though my wife thinks it great the way it is. I see a man that wishes he knew when he was 21 what he knows now at soon to be 64. I would have prepared better for my later years. I am more satisfied with who I see than I was a year or two ago so that is good. That's what I see.
    Odie :)

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  3. I am sad to hear that you are having difficultly sleeping. When I look in the mirror... I see a strong, confident young woman who is also afraid of her parents. I hope that fears goes away soon. This is what I see :D

    Hope you sleep better tonight :)

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  4. I suffer from insomnia on and off so I can relate. Hope that you get some sleep soon. I find green tea helps. I try to avoid looking in the mirror whenever possible. x

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  5. @Thisisme: That's nice....that's really nice in fact...:)

    @Odie: Thanks.Well...how we all wished we had a time machine, right...but that's alright...what's life without a few wrong turns. :)

    @Jax: That's a great way to see yourself...the fear..I can empathize...it's the same with me...

    @Happy Frog: Thanks, I'll try green tea the next time...and I'm glad you're back...

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  6. Thats no fun you are sleepless.I too have already answered this question recently, so rather than do it again, if you're interested. Check it out here....
    http://whatsonyourmindmonkeybutt.blogspot.com/2011/01/life-is-good-award.html?zx=bce918abae6dd138

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  7. Sorry that you're having trouble sleeping. I don't know what time it is in your neck of the woods, but it's 9:29 PM on January 29th here.

    When I look in the mirror I see eyes that look a bit more tired, skin that's not quite as firm as it once was, hair that is a bit grayer than I'd like and a bit thinner than I'd like. But, I see the soul of a woman who has shared much, given as much as possible, and enjoyed immensely. I see a woman who has given and received joy; given and received pain; loved and been loved. I see someone who (like Odie) wishes she knew at 21 (or even 30) what she knows now at 54. I see someone who wishes she had made some different choices in her life and done somethings that she has done at a different stage in her life instead.

    I see someone who is at a crossroads and not sure where to turn or what to do - what the next breath or day will bring, or if she'll be granted that next breath or next day.

    I see someone who dearly, deeply, and fiercely loves her family and friends. I see happiness waiting to emerge; I see sorrow on the horizon. I see contentment and peace within myself.

    I see love.

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  8. I think when we look in the mirror, we see a distortion of the truth. We are so hard on ourselves. We see our flaws more than anyone else does, we are harder on ourselves than we are on anyone else. I think we all have a beauty we can't even begin to see, because we are too focused on our flaws. So, when I look in the mirror, and when I see others look in the mirror, I see a whole lot of people who need to stop being so darn hard on themselves and just love themselves, flaws and all.

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  9. I am not deep enough to do this...hee - and I hardly ever look in the mirror and when I do I don't ponder.

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  10. dont worry bout the sudden bout of insomnia, happems to me all d time. maybe u wr excited bout something n dats wat caused it. and wen i luk into d mirror, well, i see a confused girl, wid hair all ruffled and making faces n scared about d future at d same time

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  11. I hope you'll get some good sleep soon.

    I wrote in my blog what I see when I look in the mirror, so I'll just copy the answer from there:

    I see a girl who is still a bit confused and doesn’t yet know exactly what she wants to do in/with her life. Sometimes she freaks out about this but usually she just goes with the flow (trying to control the flow so she knows where she’s headed).

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  12. i see a girl with a really nice hair. with dark eyebags due to twisted sleeping patterns. she looks rather stressed at first but the moment she smiles(which she does a lot in front of the mirror) she brightens up and looks ever so young and giggly. most of the time she cries in front of the mirror too and ask her reflection what she will ever do with her life. but then she looks at her hair, smiles sheepishly to herself and everything else dissipates.

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  13. Cat- Thank you for posting this...I borrowed this question for my blog today...as it appears others have as well. hopefully your sleeping patterns will straighten out soon..hugs to you!

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  14. Love Maria's and Star's answers. I see someone who look older than she feels but is smiling anyway. :)

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  15. I hope you get some rest. In answer to your question, right now is a very bad time for me and when I look in the mirror I see fear and defeat. I'll try to answer again on a better day.

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  16. Thanks to everyone for telling me what you saw in the mirror....I'd like to continue with such questions in future too...:)

    @Nari: I hope everything will work itself out for you....*hugs*

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  17. Thanks for checking out my blog - I'm enjoying yours.

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  18. I've struggled with insomnia for 2 years...mostly because my mind doesn't seem to want to shut down. So when I look in the mirror, some days I see a hollow-eyed onthevergeofmanic person. Other days I see me, at 16, only the portrait looks a little blurry and weathered. Some days I see a complete stranger. Today I just see me...and I'm OK!

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  19. @Cecelia: Can't believe I missed your comment. Thanks.

    @Li: That happens with me...sometimes, I feel like my head is like a highway road with thoughts zooming past in all directions...and sleeping is difficult on such days....thanks for dropping by...

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