Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The human smile

I was looking for photos on prayer on Flickr.com this afternoon, for a project I'm doing at work, and came across the marvellous photo below. (Praying and praying mantis got bundled together.)
It's by J Star, and it may be a self-portrait. It's one of a series of photos of girls with bugs on their faces. Most of them seem to be coping perfectly well.
Anyway, what I most loved about it was the enormous smile, that amazing delight that in spite of having something rather creepy on her face, she can't help grinning. And isn't the human smile just a wonderful thing?

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