#BlogElul 10: See

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Seeing is not believing
the eye deceives
witnesses notoriously
unreliable.

I see myself
through a multitude
of mirrors
one for each mood.

Most are distorted
a fun house delight
no clarity of vision
no reality check.

What others see
is not my reality
instead a shard
I choose to display.

Who is to say which
is the true vision
of my wholeness
my being?

I cannot expose
that which I am
unable to see
in myself.

I keep searching
pursuing
the vision
the sight.


I’ve decided to participate for the first time in #blogElul, which I have followed for a few years. I’ve never had the courage to get my feet wet – this year, I’m jumping into the deep end of the pool! Check out some of the amazing  themed posts geared around the work and joy of Elul – of introspection and reflection in the days leading to the High Holy Days (Organized by Ima Bima.) You can read last year’s and this year’s #blogElul posts via the Elul tag.

About armsakimbobook

I'm a mother, a lawyer, a feminist, a writer, a potter, and an inveterate and unapologetic New Yorker. My book, Arms Akimbo: A Journey of Healing, tells of my journey of healing over a number of years, learning to live a full life after I was molested by my father at a very young age. I live in Medford, MA, part time with my 11 year-old daughter and full time with our dog, Toast, and our cats, Samson and Hercules.
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