"Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the fairest one of all?" What phrase might the Evil Queen have used had she chosen to peer into this looking glass instead? As the snow melts, the water forms still pools in the depressions of the forest. At the bottom of these temporary pools is a sheet of solid ice. It is this sheet of ice with the water gently quivering above it that creates the Looking Glass of this magic forest, visible only at this time of year. If the Evil Queen had peered within and seen the sheet of ice, might it not have reflected back to her the ice in her own heart? And in seeing the ice and knowing its fragility, might she have been a bit kinder toward Snow White, not insisting that the Huntsman bring back her heart? Would the Huntsman (who dwells in these very woods I watch over, mind you) have been more loyal to the Evil Queen, aware that she had peered into her own soul? We cannot know since she chose to look into the Mirror of Man instead of the Mirror of Eternity.