Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Looking Glass

All across the mulitverse there are backward tribes* who distrust mirrors and images because, they say, they steal a bit of a person's soul and there's only so much of a person to go around. And the people who wear more clothes say this is just a superstition, despite the fact that other people who spend their lives appearing in images of one sort or another seem to develop a thin quality. It's put down to over-work and, tellingly, over-exposure instead.

Just superstition. But a superstition doesn't have to be wrong.

*Considered backward, that is, by people who wear more clothes than they do.

-Terry Pratchett, Witches Abroad