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Behind the smile

Blue eyes and long, black lashes attempt to usher in red, pouty lips to the entertainment of a smile.
You may catch the corners turning upwards in the display or catch a momentary burst of ballooned melody in a laugh. Did you notice? Did you see behind the smile?

Is it wanting , or just waiting to be returned?

Is it hopeful, or masking hope lessened?

Does it have depth, or is it flashed to fake?

Does it belong to a happy heart, or sad?

Sometimes, it is the smile that captures the details of everything in and around it, and implants istself in your soul. Not everyone’s smile is the smile that is THAT smile.

Uncovering that little treasure happens when you see who you notice it from and why .

“Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful”

~ Thich Nhat Hanh

(Vietnamese monk, peace activist and writer b.1926)

Poem:

Be A Bud

Be a bud sitting quietly on the hedge.

Be a smile, one part of wondrous existence.

Stand here. There is no need to depart.

– Thich Nhat Hahn

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  1. July 26, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    Yr. Behind The Smile piece is both provocative and wise. Guessing like mad, and Knowing, too.
    I’ve always thought that the smile is the “window to the soul” (not the eyes, sure, they’re very important and filled with clues too, but…) Smiles can make yr heart soar.
    loved yr take.
    thanx & Keep On

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