My Mirror Staring Back At Me

by ericamclellan

I catch myself looking for you in the mirror. Not behind me, not beside me, but within me. I look for you in my eyes, my nose, my hair… I look for parts of you within me. You are a part of me. Your choices have shaped me to become myself. I find myself looking for you, sometimes feeling like you are so far away. But without your journey, mine would not be able to start today. 

You are the past version of myself. But you do not live in the past. You are part of who I have become. Your thoughts, feelings, and actions have guided my current path.

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I am who I was and who I will be.

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