2 for 1 Saturdays continue. I can see this mushrooming, as also have a few tags and memes to do. Oh no! In the meantime:
The Gallery – A Novel Idea (or B is for Broken Mirror)
This week’s Gallery prompt is a photo representing a book or novel. I chose our 1.1m x 1m bathroom mirror that randomly fell off the wall and smashed into a 1000 pieces (the photo only shows a small corner). Thankfully no one was in the room. It could have been rather horrible. Doesn’t bear thinking about. Which bring me to the book: The Broken Mirror by Kirk Douglas (yes, that is right, the actor).
The Broken Mirror is a children’s holocaust story. I am going to be lazy and link to an excellent review here:
But two key messages relating to the post:
1) The theme of mirror is about “Satan’s mirror, which distorts all things so that good is evil and evil is good. When this mirror is shattered, its pieces are scattered across the earth, piercing hearts and spreading hate where there should be love. Contemplating the story, he wonders if any of those splinters are close to him.” and
2) “The Broken Mirror” is more than another Holocaust story. It is a testament to the power of the words written on our hearts when we are very young. Stories, songs and conversations can stay with us forever and words can be used for evil as easily as they can for love. Adults have a responsibility to give children words they can live by. As Katherine Paterson says, they give us life, growth and refreshment.”
Food for thought. I hope.
A more frivolous broken mirror link would be to all those fairy tales that feature broken mirrors. We all know “Mirror Mirror on the Wall”….
As to last week’s Zoom:
Previous Gallery Post
Zoom – Holidays – Pip Squeak learns about Emotions – Creatures – Motherhood (Yacht) – Who needs the beach when you have a ball? (Up up and Away) – Still life: Life’s Lovely Laundry – Symbol of Friendship (Xenophile) – Self Portrait by Red Ted – (My) Men – Enchanted Woods (Violet Woods) – Portrait – 7 Sins – Pride – Joy – Spring – Ugly – These should be in a Tim Burton film – Outside my front door (Watering Can) – Me – Colour (Red Ted’s Bunny)
The Kindness Club
Hop over to Susie’s Kindness Club to find out more. Take a peak and see if you don’t want to take part? This week’s prompt has been “hold open the door for someone”.
I will make it brief. I like photos, so I will try and do Susie’s prompts in photo style. I decided to focus on teaching values to my children. Here we have Red Ted and I engaging in some (PC) roll play. The girl decides to help the boy get out of the house with the pram. Lots of faffing, in comes girl, boy and baby emerge. Lovely. Smiles and claps all round.
Teaching our children about kindness is just as important as the kind act itself.