Speaking of Sand, Mirrors, and Beauty

I started on this blog post after hearing an interesting radio interview. A young gal, six months before her wedding decided to eliminate mirrors from her life for a year!  Really a whole year and that includes reflections from store windows, and photographs.  If you interested in why and her thoughts during the year then check out her blog here. A Year without mirrors.for the rules but first read HERE for the INSPIRATION.

Of course it begs the question then whether I could do that, or you possibly?  Would you like to avoid looking in the mirror, are we our worst critics?  Psychology.com has quite a few reasons why a year without mirrors could be very healthy – click here to see what they have to say. 

Have you ever wondered what glass is made of? It is mainly sand, a special type of sand.

Most glass is a mixture of a large amount of silica that comes from fine white sand or pulverized sandstone, combined with smaller amounts of an alkali like soda (sodium bicarbonate) or potash to lower its melting point, and lime (from limestone) to help stabilize the mixture and ultimately make the glass stronger and water-resistant. These elements are naturally occurring throughout North America.

Does that description sound like art? I didn’t think so. I was watching a glass artist recently and he lives in Seattle but his exhibits are many, varied and bee – yoo tea full.  His name is Dale Chihuly, and he has many exhibits. The  ones I think I like the best actually look like underwater coral plantlife. In the video I saw of his  home he had some of his exhibits built under a pool so if you looked into the pool, you saw a magical coral reef that was backlit by lights and glowing to make it even more colorful.  Lots of beautiful art to see of his especially if you live in the Seattle area.

About dfolstad58

I live in the South Okanagan. BC. I enjoy reading, exercise, toastmasters. spending time with my son, my daughter, & her husband , and my patient wife. I try to respond personally to every comment on my blog, and in this way I hope to get to know my readers a little bit and and am able to thank readers for their encouragement on what they liked and suggestions on what they would like to see me try in order to improve.
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