One-Liner Wednesday — Windows and Mirrors


“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.

17 thoughts on “One-Liner Wednesday — Windows and Mirrors

  1. Laura April 22, 2020 / 9:45 am

    I hadn’t heard this quote before. You’re right, it does seem particularly timely right now.


  2. newepicauthor April 22, 2020 / 9:58 am

    While Tommy is at the mirror, his mother becomes frustrated as she sees that his eyes react to light the dials detect it, he hears but cannot answer to her call. Listening to you, I get the music.

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  3. Stine Writing April 22, 2020 / 10:14 am

    I won’t say anything about that ass either but I don’t know how he can honestly live with himself. How does his wife live with him? Ick!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango April 22, 2020 / 10:46 am

      Rumor has it that she doesn’t live with him and there is a body-double who fills in for her at formal occasions. 😏


  4. Sadje April 22, 2020 / 11:48 am

    So apt for these times. I get the reference!


  5. Ruth April 23, 2020 / 12:55 am

    Yay, we’ve always loved Bill Withers in this house… and Total Rump? Ha ha ha ha…! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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