facially speaking

Behind this hair there is an eyebrow that likes to hide. It gets raised during the day when my little autistic friend gets excited about getting his daily sticker. It gets furrowed when I think of bills to be paid or paperwork that needs to get done.

This eye cries pretty regularly. Today, when I found myself alone for ten minutes, it dripped a bit. I had a mini pity party for myself. It squints when I laugh. Like when my boys show me funny YouTube videos or wrestle in the living room until they can't breathe.

These freckles got their start when I would lie on my back under the humid VA sky. I wore a knit, striped swimming suit and only shiny, slippery oil on my olive skin.

This face has given and received lots of kisses from my husband, my parents, my siblings, my children, and my friends. A random student, here or there, has snuck up beside me and planted one too.

It is a face that is beginning to show wear and use. It is my face. I live in there.


Anonymous | September 30, 2010 at 6:44 PM

It's a beautiful face that belongs to a beautiful soul. :)

gigi | September 30, 2010 at 7:00 PM

That is an awesome job on the eyeliner too. Shows a steady hand :)

Melanie Jacobson | September 30, 2010 at 8:55 PM

I have a heart shaped freckle at the corner of my eye. I like it so well it makes overlook the wrinkles.

Judi | September 30, 2010 at 10:20 PM

oh my goodness...that is the BEST post I have read for a very long time! thanks! That is a very beautiful face too!

The Way I See It | September 30, 2010 at 11:07 PM

I don't think that face shows wear and tear. It's a beautiful face and I noticed right away that your eyeliner is so perfect. Wow! AND, your eyebrows don't need plucking. Mine always need it and I can't see to do it without my glasses, yet can't reach where I need to pluck while wearing the glasses. Beautiful introspection too.

Robin | October 1, 2010 at 1:23 AM

Beautiful post.

Barbaloot | October 1, 2010 at 8:25 AM

Every woman should take the time to see that in themselves. Thanks for sharing.

Becca | October 1, 2010 at 8:40 AM

beautiful post. beautiful face.

Lesa | October 1, 2010 at 8:43 AM

Thanks for sharing. Beautiful thoughts.

Valerie | October 1, 2010 at 10:46 AM

I think this might be my favorite post that you have done...okay, one of many!
You always get me thinking, and I like that!

Connie | October 1, 2010 at 4:41 PM

You live in a beautiful place.
I think it's OK that the eye dripped a bit yesterday. Just too bad you had to go through the kind of day that caused the drippage.

Heather | October 2, 2010 at 4:50 AM

All those kisses and tears prove how real you are, like the velveteen rabbit.

Rachel Cotterill | October 2, 2010 at 7:53 AM

It's a good face. I hope you can continue to appreciate it, and the memories it carries :)

Jenny | October 2, 2010 at 8:34 PM

I enjoyed your thoughts about your face. As I glance in the mirror at mine own. I take note that I have sun kisses all over my face. Small crows feet are starting to appear. I love them just as they are. I have earned each one.

wendy | October 2, 2010 at 9:16 PM

I love the freckles
the furrowed brow
the oft kissed cheeks

but most of all, the person who lives in there.

really neat post Kazzy

CiCi | October 3, 2010 at 7:35 AM

Freckles are cool, did you know that?
My hubby has freckles everywhere except the bottom of his feet and I love every one.

Kimberly Vanderhorst | October 3, 2010 at 5:38 PM

Oh the beauty of this. Poetry in its sweetest form.

Dedee | October 8, 2010 at 11:03 AM

It's a prefect face!

Mrs4444 | October 10, 2010 at 3:22 PM

This is awesome. Original and wonderful.