A good friend read the recent post below on my smile, and mentioned that perhaps the picture I posted was inverted. In other words (based on Jay’s Lacoste symbol on his shirt, which in reality is on his left side–though the picture shows it’s on the right, the image is flipped), so what looks like the right side of my face/smile would have to be the left. In thinking about it more, I was sitting on Jay’s left side, and we took the picture with our camera phone on a setting where the camera is flipped toward us. So this inverted the image. Even though that picture looks like a big right-side smile, in reality, it’s the normal/left side of my smile that is prominently smiling. (However, that smile is pretty cute and I do like what the right side of my mouth is doing in it — it is also giving a good ole grin!)
I guess it was a little too good to be true. I suppose we sometimes want things so badly that we see things as we wish they were and not as they truly and logically are. The right side of my mouth is definitely moving, though it’s less so than it appeared in that last picture. The picture here is NOT inverted, so you can better see how my normal smile looks, without me forcing a right-sided movement.
I go to the trouble to correct this mistake because I first want everything on this site to come from a place of truth, as much as I possibly can. Secondly, I want to express the natural inclination of us all to see what we hope for and desire to come to fruition, maybe before the time is right. I believe one day my smile will come to a more normal place. Today’s not that day, but that’s OK. It is a great smile regardless! Even if I’m not smiling fully on the outside, I’m smiling all the way on the inside.