The Illustration Friday topic this week is Reflection. It seemed very similar to last weeks one of Wisdom, if taken as something involving careful consideration.
Anyway, i decided not to go for this meaning and I wasn't wanting to do a a straight mathematical or symmetrical image.
I was a bit stuck until i thought about the esoteric concept of "as above so below". That concept made me think of Nietzsche's famous quote "And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you"
I think this fits with the reflection theme as we often display the things we most fear, despite of best efforts becuase its the things we focus our attention on.
It reminds me of the quote by Ghandi that "We must be the change we wish to see in the world." this reminds us not to focus on our shortcomings or stare too long into the abyss but change ourselves for the better and eventually our changes will make a difference to the very abyss we feared. That's the theory anyway.