and it is one my sisters hold too. A perfect example of this is stopping the clock in order to have a record of the time of death. That's the beauty of living in the United States. How we look: the shape of our nose, the color (or amount) of our hair, etc, has been given to us by our Maker. I believe that clarify your doubts. In Serbo-Croatian culture, a mirror was sometimes buried with the dead, both to prevent the spirit from wandering and to keep evil men from rising. Appearance is touted as the key to success; driving the correct automobile gives others the message that we possess a certain character (which we unfortunately strive to obtain). Yes, the lady was very superstitious but she had good reason. This was especially true if the home was located in a remote place where it would take a while for help to arrive or for the coroner to pick up the body. It is interesting the things that we remember! I hadn't heard that about babies and mirrors! For proof of some mirrors’ terrifying abilities, read out this harrowing story involving The Dark Mirror, a black scrying glass that has frightened nearly everyone who’s gazed into it, and continues to show people terrible things as it travels across the world. The person performing the ritual would then pray to the appropriate god or goddess before gazing into the reflections created by the combination of water and mirror. According to the Holy Bible, in the Old Testament: Ecclesiastes 19:27: "The face, therefore is the image of the heart, and the eyes are the mirrors to the soul and its affections.". Thank you so much for reading and for your kind words! FlourishAnyway from USA on July 19, 2013: Well written and different. From what I remember, there wasn't a mirror in the room, so there was no need to cover it. One of my favorite movies of all time, Fried Green Tomatoes, is based on a book by Fannie Flagg called Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe. Learn about their potential origins and why people may do these things today.
jalexartis Photography, CC-BY 2.0, from flickr. We reflect on the merits and deeds of the person who died. Isn't that the golden rule, anyway—to treat others as you would like to be treated? For example, in the evening and night an uncovered window looks like a mirror because the inside of the house is bright and the outside is dark. Often, I've noticed, elderly people have such beliefs and I've seen them insist on similar practices being carried out on certain occasions. Why does a person use a mirror? What we are, what we are doing and what we have done is what we are really about and on that we do have some ability to shape our life. Interesting! Most times, the person dared will be too afraid of the repercussions to go through with it, and will either bolt out of the room in panic or simply pretend to have done it. Said to offer the best barbecue in the South, the cafe was frequented by all sorts of people from all walks of life. At least, I always try to be respectful of the beliefs of others, and I would hope I would be treated the same way. Another tale says that the seven years of bad luck may be kept from taking effect by grinding the shards of the mirror into a fine powder so that they no longer reflect any images at all. No Buddha statue or three legged Toad will make this TV or mirror any better, a nice piece of voile or muslin cloth is all that is needed to cover it at night whilst you sleep and you can buy these special cloths from our website for £88.88 at wwww.whataloadofnonsense.con only kidding of course, you can use absolutely any piece of cloth you like. It was the only time i recall this happening when a death occurred in my family. They then begin a new period of existence without time. Kitty Fields from Summerland on April 17, 2013: Awesome hub.
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