What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life’s pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
~ Joseph Addison
This post is in response to Susannah Conway’s April Love 2018 prompt for today: Smile. It took me a while to figure out which way to go with this one. I have plenty of photographs of smiles, but they involve family members who don’t want to be on the blog (or whose parents don’t want them on the blog). I seriously considered cropping down to the smiles to present a collection of smiles without giving away the faces. That turned out to be really weird.
That left me with a couple of options, one of them being things that make me smile. The list is so long that I couldn’t possibly show them all to you. Plus, the list includes a lot of the people who don’t want to be on the blog. A double dilemma. 🙂
And then there is the selfie option. I was out in the woods this morning, enjoying the songs of the birds and the wind, my hair blowing around like crazy, when I took this photo. I am, of course, hiding behind a double exposure in which I combined the image of the wildflowers (“I walked the paths…”) and the selfie I took this morning.
Just one smile
Immensely increases the beauty
Of the universe.
~ Sri Chinmoy
I am not sure my smile immensely increases the beauty of the universe, but it is one smile. A genuine smile brought on by a walk in the woods and a dance with the blustery wind. Blustery days are another one of those things that often makes me smile (especially if, like today, it’s neither too cold nor too hot outside).
What are some of the things that make you smile?
A few of the 10,000 things that make me happy: 616) Smiles, of course! 617) Listening to the interaction and weaving of the spring birdsong and the wind. 618) Daisies and other wildflowers. 619) Walks in the woods. 620) Notes from friends.
P.S. Looks like WP Photo Challenge this week is also Smile.