Virginia Woolf Afraid of Inner-self

Virginia Woolf Afraid of Inner-self

Virginia Woolf finished getting ready for the day early this morning and as she prepared to leave, she caught a glimpse of herself in the mirror. She saw her life before her eyes. In one seemingly insignificant moment, Woolf contemplated existence and the meaning of life. Who was, is, and who will Virginia Woolf become… the endless and ostensibly infinite timelines her life held for her frightened Woolf.

Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf? Certainly, Virginia Woolf herself, as we are all our own worst critic and greatest doubter. While she is unarguably strong and put-together, such an image weighs heavy on the mind of whoever totes around the image of the strong. What would become of her life, her legacy if she showed weakness? Yes, Woolf’s own intellect would cause here think so fast and so often that she found more questions than she initially sought out to answer in her writing.

Could she find strength in weakness, in being scared of the unknown?

The long-term solution continues to evade both Virginia and thinkers everywhere but, in the short-term, Woolf simply removed the wall mirror from the house.

-A Well-Mannered Scholar

Virginia Woolf Afraid of Inner-self
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