by Doreen Gee
Photo & Graphic Design: Doreen Gee
When is the last time that you saw a movie or heard a song about our most important love affair of all – the one with ourselves? Every second of the day we are brainwashed and inundated with songs, media messages and films about the desperate need to be loved by others. There are millions of sound bites, scripts and jingles blasting our psyches every day – telling us that without a lovers’ bond, we will die, wither away and live like miserable embittered human shells with no hope of nirvana. On an average day, we are force-fed thousands of media images of couples walking along moon swept beaches complete with the co-dependent hype that the only worthwhile life goal is that perfect relationship with our “soul mate.” Well, what about the most important relationship and love in our lives – with ourselves? Recently, I came across a book that isn’t afraid to shout out the value of self-love. The Bathroom Mirror is a cool minty breeze in the stifling heat of summer.