Music Series Part 3: Mirroring Reflections

Music Series Part 3: Mirroring Reflections
By Karen Voss

When you look into a mirror, what do you see? Is it the same as what you view when you look into a puddle or other reflective surface?

On the surface your reflection appears and it looks back at you. On a deeper level, it's someone from your past or present-a loved one, a friend, or someone you broke up with. If you look into the eyes of whoever you discover reflecting in the mirror, you'll find something you haven't noticed before. You may notice a difference in your facial appearance or you may see something that shows an emotion. It may even lead you to perceive how far you've come or how strong you are.

I've recalled particular lines from the movie, The Lion King, which fit what I wanted to write about. They're from the same conversation that I've taken from the IMDb website:

"Rafiki: [after guiding Simba to a spot where he says will show him Mufasa] Look down there.
Adult Simba: [looks into a pool of water] That's not my father. That's just my reflection.
Rafiki: No, look harder.
[touches the water, as it ripples Simba's reflection changes to that of his father]
Rafiki: You see? He lives in you.
Mufasa's ghost: [from above] Simba.
Adult Simba: Father?
Mufasa's ghost: [appears among the stars] Simba, you have forgotten me.
Adult Simba: No. How could I?
Mufasa's ghost: You have forgotten who you are and so have forgotten me. Look inside yourself, Simba. You are more than what you have become. You must take your place in the Circle of Life".

Even if your loved one or close friend has perished or you only departed ways, they're still a part of you. Life lives on as a mirrored reflection.