Face it, I’ve written many blog posts about faces during these many year(s) of living non-judgmentally. I think and write so much about faces because our experiences of faces are vitally important to human beings as we develop and grow.
Yesterday, I was facing more thoughts about faces as I faced another day at work, where I face a variety of expressive faces in individual and group therapy. I thought about faces I saw when I was young — loving faces, anxious faces, and angry faces — and how I tried to make sense of all the faces of human interaction. I know that the loving faces helped me feel safe and secure, the anxious faces taught me to be cautious and careful, and the angry faces eventually invited me to realize that people have a wide range of feelings.
As I thought about faces throughout the day, I noticed many faces around me. What do you see in the faces in my photos?
What we see in faces is often influenced by what we saw in the faces of our childhood. However, we can learn to see faces in new, more expansive, and less restrictive ways.
Here‘s “Ooh La La” from a Faces reunion concert:
As those Faces sing: “I wish that I knew what I know now, when I was younger.”
I look forward to seeing all the faces in the comments section, below.
Thanks to the great faces who helped me face and create today’s blog post and — of course! — thanks to YOU.