Reflected street scene, Los Algodones, Baja California, México

In a reflection,
do we see what’s really there,
or just what we wish?

Text and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Posted on December 17, 2012, in Baja California, Blue Monday, Haiku Heights, Los Algodones, Mexico, Ruby Tuesday 2, senryu, Shadow Shot Sunday 2. Bookmark the permalink. 15 Comments.

  1. As one who prays to a loving God and who has struggled mightily since Friday to understand the mystery of suffering, I read a great deal into this haiku, perhaps more than you intended. The question you pose is always there, no matter how much we try to believe. All we can do is love and find hope in that love we give and receive. May God bless you ,MMT.

  2. Well done, MMT. I really like this one.

  3. I guess more often , we think after we wish .
    And more so long after 🙂

  4. All those wonderful blues framing reds, yellows and shadows create an interesting reflection!

  5. Without the frame of reference we might not perceive the reflection

  6. Great shot and love the haiku!

  7. wonderful colors in your photo and such a clear reflection!

    love your question.

  8. Nice shot. Truly a reflective haiku. 🙂

  9. What we really wish is the answer. You cannot be a creative artist unless you have mind altering inbuilt specs. Late in life Monet suffered from bad eyesight,but he rejected a pair of specs exclaiming
    ” If the world really looks like that, I will paint no more!”
    My sentiments entirely.

  10. I love Rallentanda’s take on this (though I’m too off-kilter without my glasses to give them up myself).

  11. Great capture. Happy RT2.

    My entries:
    Liz (mcn)
    Liz (mot)

  12. Came here again from RT.
    My answer is hoping to see what I want first and accepting the reality later 🙂

  13. Thoughtful… reflections can sometimes distort 🙂

  14. Often in reflections we also see what we don’t wish, but sometimes we see what we do.

  15. A little of both, I believe. We ought to be able to distinguish “flection” from re-flection, don’t you think? Provocative Haiku.

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