Weekly Photo Challenge: FACE
“The face is the mirror of the mind, and eyes without speaking confess the secrets of the heart.” St. Jerome
A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea. Honore de Balzac
Did I offer peace today? Did I bring a smile to someone’s face? Did I say words of healing? Did I let go of my anger and resentment? Did I forgive? Did I love? These are the real questions. I must trust that the little bit of love that I sow now will bear many fruits, here in this world and the life to come. Henri Nouwen
What comes to mind when you look at these faces? When I saw today’s photo assignment – FACE – I wanted to share all the many fascinating forms and faces I’ve captured on my camera; sans the selfie kind. I love sculpture and dolls as I think the artists often have a familiar image/person in mind as they create their work. While they might never share who the muse was/is, we can assume it’s someone near and dear or a particular face they found fascinating. The center face in the first shot is from a miniature piece of an elder man, a wise old man, contemplating life’s questions. He is dressed in a Maasai garb and is seated on a small stool. He has a serious countenance that draws one to him. I love that piece very much. Where do you aim your camera when the word ” Face” enters your mind?
“Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.” Walt Whitman
God has given you one face, and you make yourself another. William Shakespeare
Life began with waking up and loving my mother’s face. George Eliot
Beauty is truth’s smile when she beholds her own face in a perfect mirror. Rabindranath Tagore
What do you see in these faces? The second shot is a mixture of faces from a wider range of materials and sources. The dolls are obvious and perhaps the mannequin too. All are works of creative art, and each face tells a story that I might never fully know or be able to retell. What do you see and recognize in these shots? I’d be curious to know your point of view. I’ll come back later to share a bit more about some of those faces… Have a restful weekend!
This post was inspired by a prompt from WP Photo Challenge: FACE For this week’s photo challenge, let Mica’s insights inspire you: share a photo of a face. It could be your own face; the face of a loved one, whose lines and creases you know well; or even a face out in the wild, where you least expect to see one: In a new post, show us a face — and feel free to share the story or the person behind it. We look forward to seeing your takes!
Positive Motivation Tip: A face can tell so many stories about us and our lives… cherish yours!
PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos copyrighted and from my Personal Collection