Post #397 I remember this song from my youth, “Let A Smile Be Your Umbrella……” It had a catchy tune, but I didn’t understand the relevance, since the shape an umbrella looked more like a frown. There were happy smiling people that always explained that “It takes less muscles to smile than to frown”.
How do they know that? Were they medical students that counted facial muscles? I think your smile is dictated by the design of your cheeks. My cheeks tended to be full and plump….can I say that? Anyway my smile has always been straight across never having an up turned nature.
In the summer time we do quite a bit of fishing here in Minnesota. I carry a camera in the boat to take a picture of any nice fish caught (however my wife tends to use the camera for sunset shots!) I noticed that in a recent picture, my face appeared to frowning. Incredible, I was happy with THAT fish!
I looked in the mirror the other day and discovered that my smile drooped. I guess my cheeks have fallen, along with everything else. I practiced smiling, trying to get my lips to go up….didn’t happen….the best I could muster was almost a straight line. Now, I know why some people open their mouths for a picture, it’s suppose to represent a smile. I can’t do that, people who know me will just think I’m talking, like always.
Let a smile be your umbrella on a rainy, rainy day…… I guess that means you shouldn’t be gloomy during troubled times. I guess I just need to be satisfied that my frown is what I’ve got……..