This has been a pretty good week and I have had a lot to smile about :) There are trips to Cape Cod with kittens and kayak paddles; writing music and words, etc. But I am goign to distill this all down to one smile.
And what was that one big thing that made me smile, something even bigger than kitten cuddles?
Here is a hint. This is a photo of me early Thursday afternoon:
I think it is a throwback to rock bands in 1972, but a friend of mine tells me that I look more like a puritan preacher ;) Maybe someone from a fantasy (nerd fantasy, though if you wan the other kind…) novel, perhaps a character from Middle Earth? Whichever way you chose to look at it, this would have been an odd look in 2019. In 2021? yeah, it is what I call “Covid-long hair”.
Here is a photo of me late Thursday afternoon:
See any differences?
OK, the first photo is outside while the second is inside. The first is nice and sharp (good light) while the second is fuzzy (poor light). I have a half smile in the second photo. There is a cool painting behind my head in the second photo while the first is all green with life.
Oh, and you can see my eyes in the second! (“Oh say can you see my eyes, if you can, then my hair’s too short!” – from the musical Hair, 1967).
That is right, I had a haircut! My first one since last July.
I’ll admit that my hair was starting to drive me crazy – it would whip around and hit my face in the wind and things like that. That being said, it does feel odd to have it (relatively) short again.
Getting a haircut after about 10 months is my smile for the week.
What made you smile?
Come on, I’m sure you smiled at least once last week. Why don’t you share it? I hope you can join in!
Here is list of “rules” and guiding ideas. If you don’t have time to read it right now, just remember that this is an exercise to spread positivity. Don’t smile about the misfortune of others. Don’t smile in a way to excludes others. Make sure a 12 year old can read it.
To join in, write a post to share your smile and then leave a comment on this post with a link to your smile. Or, if you prefer, do a pingback to this post (pingback = have a link from your post to this one) (Note – pingbacks have been very inconsistent – please leave a comment :) ). You can post any time until next Sunday evening (to be simple, I will say midnight GMT, which is 7 PM Sunday for me). Next week I will compile all of the Smiles and do a separate post of them on Monday morning just before the smile. (I will shoot for around 7 AM EST).