“I feel that it is healthier to look out at the world through a window than through a mirror, where all you see is yourself and whatever is behind you.”
American singer-songwriter and musician Bill Withers
Last month we lost Bill Withers. He was a three-time Grammy Award winner, was nominated for six more, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015.
Withers was known for such popular hit songs as “Ain’t No Sunshine,” “Grandma’s Hands,” “Use Me,” “Lean on Me,” “Lovely Day,” and “Just the Two of Us.”
His quote resonated with me, especially in these dark times. Many of us are looking out at the world through our windows because we are under stay-at-home orders due to the pandemic. At the same time, some of our world leaders — I won’t name names, but one in particular acts like a total rump — seem to be so narcissistic that all they see of the world is their own reflection, as if they are looking in a mirror.
Written for the One-Liner Wednesday prompt from Linda G. Hill.