Like An Acid Trip Without The Acid

☆ October 20, 2011

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21 Responses to “Like An Acid Trip Without The Acid”

  1. ALYESKA2
    October 20th, 2011 @ 10:29 am

    I love this post. You getting reaquainted with yourself one sense at a time, preceiving something physical like your own reflection or the taste and feel of chocolate, piece by piece. An exquisite reawakening of yourself… beautiful! Thanks for being bold enough to share the experience.

  2. MCJ
    October 20th, 2011 @ 11:12 am

    Like the time I returned from Europe after a month and my apartment felt so odd. All my stuff seemed weird to see and I felt like a fish out of water.

  3. Nathalie
    October 20th, 2011 @ 11:26 am

    Very insightful, thanks for sharing. Did Charlie, Chloe and Eli go up with you? How are they taking the adjustment back to “town”?

  4. hello haha narf
    October 20th, 2011 @ 11:37 am

    doesn’t sound vain at all. i just hoped you smiled when you saw you. every mirror i pass makes me smile.

  5. Katie
    October 20th, 2011 @ 11:42 am

    Months without a mirror is a weird phenomenon which few people get to experience.

  6. Kyrie
    October 20th, 2011 @ 12:13 pm

    I remember coming home after months away and going through my place in wonder, looking at my sponge on the sink, for example, and saying, “I used to use this sponge!”

  7. BethK
    October 20th, 2011 @ 12:15 pm

    Totally understand the phenomenon you’re talking about. My dad sailed on a boat by himself for two years; every time he came back on shore (every couple of months or so) and looked at himself in a full-length mirror he said it weirded him out. :)

  8. Tina @ heatherandtina.com
    October 20th, 2011 @ 12:51 pm

    So love the hand written posts.

  9. Karen
    October 20th, 2011 @ 3:38 pm

    Shreve, here’s the real question, and it’s perhaps one you can’t answer yet. Assuming nothing gets in the way of it, are you going to live on the mountain next summer?

  10. Scotty
    October 20th, 2011 @ 4:11 pm

    A super model was giving evidence at a trial. Asked to introduce herself she said “I am the most incredible result of creation in all of my generation, an exquisite and fine example.”
    Snickering the lawyer asked “Surely, Miss you could give yourself a more modest introduction?”
    “Sir, but I am under oath.”

  11. Bumblebee
    October 20th, 2011 @ 5:15 pm

    Love the handwritten post! :) Love the post as well. :)

  12. shreve
    October 20th, 2011 @ 5:44 pm

    BethK ~ That is SO cool to hear!!

    Thanks for the words, all….

  13. karzie
    October 20th, 2011 @ 5:55 pm

    Mirrors can also be a persons nemesis. Some folks feel the need to constantly check for food in the teeth, a hair out of place, lipstick smears, pimples ready to pick, boogers in the nose, bags under the eye’s etc..I wonder what we would ‘SEE’ ourselves as if we actually had no mirrors at all…What a strange concept that would be!

  14. carmel
    October 20th, 2011 @ 7:22 pm

    What a great story…reacquaintance is always weird but chocolate to the rescue !

  15. Claire
    October 20th, 2011 @ 8:07 pm

    Whoa. 3 months w/o chocolate. That’s one of the food groups and is needed in the diet. How you could make one candy bar last 3 days – well, that’s self control. But I bet it was the BEST candy bar ever.

  16. MCJ
    October 21st, 2011 @ 9:35 am

    Also, a funny thing about mirrors. They aren’t actually reflecting the real you. They are reflecting the “mirror image”. So everything is actually backwards. I have a slight asymetrical face, which is why when I see myself in photographs, I am a little weirded out. It’s probably why many people don’t like seeing themselves in photos. They just aren’t used to seeing the Real Them.

  17. Nanci
    October 21st, 2011 @ 10:55 am

    Imagine a world with no mirrors, like the old days, when all you had was a reflection of yourself in a pond of water. Like Narcissis who couldnt stop staring at himself in the water….bizzaar…but kinda neat.

  18. natashja dewolfe
    October 21st, 2011 @ 12:37 pm

    Love the handwritten messages …

  19. Karen
    October 21st, 2011 @ 6:24 pm

    Wonderful perspective from an experience most of us won’t have. I love your insight, Shreve.

  20. Olivia
    October 22nd, 2011 @ 5:19 pm

    Yeah, if I looked like you I would be looking in the mirror all the time.

  21. wright1
    October 23rd, 2011 @ 12:04 am

    Interesting insights; thanks for sharing. Dang, you made one candy bar last three days? That is admirable self-control…

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