Baby in Mirror

--Informant Info--
Nationality: Salvadorian, Lives in USA
Age: 18
Occupation: Student
Residence: USC
Date of Performance/Collection: April 25
Primary Language: English
Other Language(s): Spanish

Pablo:

 

You shouldn’t put babies in front of the mirror.

 

They would get sick if you put them in front of the mirror.

 

I think that this is a distrust of technology. The same thing occurs in Feng Shui– it’s bad luck to put a mirror at the foot of your bed. I think it is a natural resistance to relatively new things, and the fear associated with seeing one’s reflection in a mirror.