Narcissism: Narcissus' mother did not teach him to know his face from within. Therefore he stares into the reflecting pool, lest he be lost. He stutters when he speaks. But echo kisses him and teaches him to give himself back to himself. At that moment he is transformed into Orpheus. The pool is breached, and becomes a river. The river will be time.
--Frederick Turner, "Garden Aphorisms"