When Walser first put on his make-up, he looked in the mirror and did not recognise himself ... he experienced the freedom that lies behind the mask, within dissimulation.
(Angela Carter (1940-1992), British postmodern novelist. repr. Penguin. Nights at the Circus, part 2, ch. 1, Chatto & Windus (1984).
The hero contemplates his face shortly after applying clown makeup.)
The doctor should be opaque to his patients and, like a mirror, should show them nothing but what is shown to him.
(Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), Austrian psychiatrist. repr. in Complete Works, vol. 12, eds. James Strachey and Anna Freud (1958). Recommendations to Physicians Practising Psycho-Analysis, sct. G (1912).
On the ideal practice of psychoanalysis.)
all of us have a potential for greatness within us, gifts skills we can develop, the ability to give, comfort kindness happiness support to others; therefore look in the mirror, and see something awesome; awesome can be a mirror image, if we want awesome we can create awesome, within ourselves