Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
: Who’s the Fairest of All
You can’t hide anything
from the mirror or so they say. Mirrors never lie. They are a true
reflection of yourself. Frankly speaking, people fashion themselves
in front of the mirror, but did anyone realize that mirrors should
be in fashion too!
Mirrors play an important
part in leisure, decoration, art and entertainment. One can stand
hours in front of the mirror praising or admonishing themselves.
Mirrors are used as a source of entertainment. One sees people enjoying
themselves when they look fat, thin, long or short in front of mirrors
in the fairs. The hall of mirrors, commonly found in amusement
parks, is an attraction in which a number of distorted mirrors
are used to produce unusual reflections of the visitor. Mirror
mazes, also found in amusement parks, contain large numbers
of mirrors and sheets of glass. The idea is to navigate the disorientating
array without bumping into the walls.
often used in magic to create an illusion. One effect is called
Pepper's ghost. Illuminated rotating disco balls covered with
small mirrors are used to cast moving spots of light around
a dance floor.
also be used for interior decoration. Mirrors, especially
large and unframed can be used to create an illusion of space
and amplify the apparent size of the room.
Mirrors are often
referred to as the aspirin of Feng Shui. They are very powerful
and can energize a room effectively. Placing a mirror by an entrance
will encourage the energy to flow and circulate around your home
One must remember
certain points while choosing mirrors. Always use clean, good quality
new mirrors, although the frames might me antique. The bigger, the
better. When hanging a mirror, you should be able to see the whole
of your head and at least 5 inches above it. The softness of old
mirrors is sometimes replicated by contemporary artisans for use
in interior design. These reproduction antiqued mirrors are works
of art and can bring color and texture to an otherwise hard, cold
reflective surface. It is an artistic process that has been attempted
by many and perfected by few.