Monday, April 6, 2015
Mirror Mirror on the Wall
Most of us think the wicked queen in Snow White spoke the immortal words, "Mirror, mirror on the wall . . " However, if you look at the script you will see that in the original 1937 Walt Disney Version (the real deal) the wicked queen said:
Slave in the magic mirror, come from the farthest space, through wind and darkness I summon thee. Speak! Let me see thy face.
And the Magic Mirror replied: What wouldst thou know, my Queen?
In my case, had a Magic Mirror asked me such a question, my answer would be, "What damn mirror are we going to hang in our bathroom?"
Let me back up here. In order to properly coordinate our bathroom project the mirror needs to reflect (no pun intended) the look we have been trying to attain. All was going swimmingly until we realized that there was no mirror that would closely match everything else already installed in the bathroom. For a week now, every time I brushed my teeth, I have been looking into a large hole in the wall, that formerly housed the mirror with the medicine cabinet behind it.
Had there been a mirror there, no doubt I would have summoned it to speak as it showed my face. No telling what else I may have asked it to do. But I digress.
As it stands we several "prospects" that should arrive tomorrow, but not unlike the issues Goldilocks faced, one mirror we think will be too "bronze" and one is likely to be too large. The third I fear will be too abstract given the description and small thumbnail photo.
Naturally any decision on a light fixture is totally reliant on the choice of mirrors. Not only does the finish, style, and texture matter. The position of the light fixture will be determined by the size of the mirror.
I guess I should believe in fairy tales, or least in the characters in Snow White for one of the closing lines of the Magic Mirror is, "Prepare to be amazed beyond all expectations. After all it is what I do."
Well damn it, if that's the case where the hell have you been. Didn't you hear that faucet dripping weeks ago?