Safe, happy and peaceful holidays to all!
by BJ Neblett
© 2006, 2013
The simple smile can be a powerful thing. A modest, alluring smile has brought about the downfall of the common man to the most invincible leader. It is said a smile has turned the tides of battles; the course of history, and the hearts of the most hardened men.
Like most, I have been both confounded and rewarded in my attempts to decode and interpret the intricate nuances of the female smile. However, I have found the most intriguing and endearing quality of a smile to be how well it works in reverse. It is difficult to remain angry when you are forced to smile. And it is hard not to love the one who makes you smile.
From Mona Lisa to Bill Clinton, volumes have been written on the possible meanings of the grin; smirk; beam; simper, and sneer. A well timed, well placed smile can be a blessing and a curse to its intended recipient, often both at the same time. It is indeed the most dangerous and effective of weapons.
It has been my experience that perhaps the best, if not most logical response when confronted with a smile is to simply accept, return and enjoy.
“Smile though your heart is breaking…”
“Smile and let them wonder
what you are up to.”
“…don’t let the handshake and the smile fool you…”
The Undisputed Truth