And I don't like pictures, I assume you know that by now.
With the holidays comes the traditional onslaught of merry photo shoots with family and friends, in the snow, by the fire, opening a present. If you don't have your smile down pat by the end of December, you will reap the consequences by early January. :)
This year I made an effort.
I thought... why be so afraid of what you look like on film? You don't look so different in real life (arg) and people see you like that every day! At first my smiles were teethy (ick on teethy), and then they were pinched and tight (friends say: Ick on pinched and tight), so I exercised my lips and tried to plump them up for a relaxed and natural look (family says; Why not look happy, mom?)... and finally settled on this:
I will look how I look when I look like it.
And this is how I looked on Christmas Eve as I thought of all those I love and hold dear. Zoom in on my eyes, and you will see your image reflected there as I pondered where you were and what you were doing on that night. As I sent hugs and warm thoughts your way...