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"I Never Go Around Mirrors" is a sad country song indeed. The man in it is going to waste, never combing his hair or shaving his face. He is an alcoholic. Lefty Frizzell & Sanger Shafer wrote the song. Lefty was an alcoholic who died at age 47. Keith Whitley was also an alcoholic and literally drank himself to death at 33. The idea is that the man cannot stand to look in mirrors and see himself without his woman. He has a heartache to hide. He sees himself as half a man, and it tears him up to see himself cry. This song has been covered by many country singers, the latest being Sturgill Simpson. I love the self-pity!
"A lot of people will tell you that preparation is what will make you successful. But I think that people misunderstand exactly what that means sometimes. The type of preparation you need most is the kind that allows you to instantly seize an opportunity, change your course based on a momentary circumstance, and grab hold of the totally unexpected when it happens, and allow it to take you for the ride of your life! That is the kind of preparation that can lead to the most enjoyable type of success." -Brian Austin Whitney