Shattering the Mirror is a memoir written by C.M. Cox, about why she ditched the normal life in exchange for a nomad one. With unusual prose and elegant words, Cox creates a beautiful picture of what it means to give up social norms and take your life into your own hands and life it how you want to.
We all struggle with things that society tells us must be a certain way. For example, we all see media that tells us how we should look, how we should dress, what we should eat and so on. Cox takes all of those suggestions and tosses them out the window. She doesn’t care what society tells her is right, what matters to her is what is in her heart.
Not only does Cox tell great stories about her adventures in shattering the mirror of society, but she also writes beautiful poetry that gave me chills up and down my arms. It really put into perspective what matters most in life, and what we do to keep ourselves happy. Is it really necessary to have the newest and most expensive things? Does it really matter how many shoes we have or what type of clothes we wear? According to Cox, none of that matters, and she shows us how we can live beyond that, and really see ourselves and others for who we are on the inside.
Right now, Cox lives as a backpacker, and if that’s not one of the coolest things you’ve ever heard, then I don’t know what to tell you. I have always thought it sounded exciting to live out of a backpack and just travel everywhere with the clothes on your book, she is living this! I give this book 5 out of 5 stars, it really is a very introspective and interesting take on life.