“That’s Me” / Memorable Fancies #1163

[“…the fierce and shocking realization that the [mirror] image is and is not ours.” – Sergio Agamben]

     We’ve been told, from an early age, that the face in the mirror is our own. “Look!” the mother says, “It’s you!” And you look and think no no that cannot be, not that thing. And later, the mother says, “Look at what a grown-up boy you are!” And you look and think no no that is some stranger who’s taken my place. And years later, when there is no mother anymore, the wife says, “Can’t you dress any better than that for our anniversary dinner?” And you look and think, finally, yes yes that’s me and no no I can’t dress any better than this.

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