Our Faces Speak

Not a usual practice of mine, but Don of Candidpresence wrote one of the most beautiful posts I’ve read and asked if I could reblog. He writes about the human face and what it can reveal if you study it long enough. With Don’s permission I’ve reblog – I hope you take a moment read this wonderful post!

Candid Impressions

man-103041_640Walking out of the supermarket today I noticed an old man sitting and waiting for his wife to check out their groceries. His face was wizened, lined, a bit tired looking, yet so alive, especially his eyes. I got to thinking of the human face, this tiny round surface where the intensity of presence gathers and expresses itself like in no other place or surface.

We can hide our personal stories from one another, but what we can’t hide is the extent to which those stories are quietly and persistently written in to our faces. If you want to see something of a person’s soul then look in to his or her face.

I’m convinced there is such a thing as a spirituality of the human face, and the more we grow in our capacity to discern it, the more we’re able to enter in to the mystery, the pain and the…

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8 Responses to Our Faces Speak

  1. artscottnet says:

    Definitely a post worth reading, and an amazing blog overall, thank you Mary for sharing.

  2. Jayde-Ashe says:

    This is incredible, and so true. The greatest, most interesting faces are those which contain the most life.

  3. An older face is so telling…

    • Mary says:

      Isn’t it though Laurie! Just like old hands, both inside and outside, they are worth a million words. Thank you and so glad you enjoyed the post!

  4. Don says:

    Thanks Mary. Appreciate you reblogging this.

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