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The Mirror of New

By Shae Hadden

Snow blankets the crocuses today… I can see the remnants of autumn leaves nourishing the roots of these fragile blooms, reminding me that the blossoming of new growth is part of life’s natural cycles of birth and death.

I’ve been looking at myself and my life from the perspective of ‘new’ for the last while…(see my post on the Mirror of Old)
and the view has freed me. Each morning, I’ve taken an extra moment to
really look at myself in the mirror, to take in the woman staring back
at me as if she is someone I’m creating anew each day. The signs of age
are still visible, but I see something else I hadn’t noticed before.

can see my mother in my

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