PC: Vanina Sorrenti
Whatever you do, don't look in the mirror. No, not the one hanging on your wall; the one you keep folded and tucked beneath your heart like a paper napkin under a dinner plate. The truth hangs from your lips for only a moment before you wipe it away and fold it out of sight. Whatever you do, don't look at the mess you've made. Don't dim the lights that allow you to believe that you are good. Better than good - you are an example for others to emulate. Isn't that why you like the attention? Don't worry, the chances of some curious stranger coming along to examine you (drawn to your shining goodness), and turning you over to expose the things you hide are lower than low. You are safe. For now.
Jealousy, arrogance, selfishness, greed, materialism - they are as much a part of you as the colour of your eyes. But you don't wear your flaws the way you do your virtues, draped like diamonds on every finger for everyone to see. Your flaws are your secrets to keep, but keep them so that you forget you are their keeper. Remembering will be the end of the you you've created. This is your most fragile reflection. More fragile than the spring time frost sleeping on your morning window. Though it is true that some reflections were made to be broken, you have realized that they can be kept whole through strength of will...or fear. It is a fact of life. But you don't believe me, do you? In fact, you don't even realize I'm talking to you. None of this concerns you. You keep your secrets well. For now.