Gazing balls - French 19th-century mercury glass gazing balls, believed to invite luck to a household.
Paris metro - Reflections of people on opposite platform in train conductor's guide mirror, Line 9, Marcel Sembat station.
Both images were taken for Susannah Conway's Unravelling e-course, currently underway. Check back Tuesday for other reflective images.
A prize winner
Congratulations to Yoli, who won the drawing for a copy of The Creative Entrepreneur. Thanks to those who entered and left great ideas for "green" living! You'll have another chance to win in the March giveaway.
Reflection for the day - "Who we are," from Madeleine L'Engle's book Herself: Reflections on a Writing Life:
"If you are an artist, regardless of your religion, everything you do is your witness. You cannot hide what you are. Emerson said, "What you are speaks so loudly over your head that I cannot hear what you say."
"For teachers, this is very, very important. What you are is what the children are going to learn, despite what you say. If what you say and what you are, are the same thing, then you're going to be a fine teacher. As a writer, I try to make what I am not too far from what I say. What I say is far more than I am. My work knows far more than I know, but I try to make my own life not incompatible with what the work knows and what the work says."
Seems Michele Bachmann is living in some sort of alternate reality. Is there no end to the woman's outrageous - and false - claims??!!