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  • 365 Faces / Day 132

    There is nothing as expressive and entertaining as little boys making faces. Even when they try, they just can’t keep their emotions and personalities hidden behind a blank façade. Yet.

    I wish more grown up guys were easier to read and felt freer to show their emotions, rather than hiding behind their stoic faces and macho attitudes.

    The Ideal Manly Man is supposed to keep his cool, grin and bear whatever comes his way, until it breaks him and he either checks out or blows his gasket and goes postal Rambo style. Queue applause. The more pain he can stand, the better man he is supposed to be.

    Masochistic much?

    I like guys that show full range of emotions, unembarrassed to feel and visibly react to the ups and downs of the world within and around them.

    Stops me from assuming that they don’t care, or that I am crazy to feel what they should be feeling too, but seem not to. Helps me to shut up and cut them some slack and make room for them to find their own balance at their own pace.

    Sedge, the boy in the picture is one of my favorite kids ever, not only because his mom is my best buddy. The only boy in the sea of daughters amongst my close friends, he is an amazing little man. Smart and funny, by nature he is a little reserved, and both cute and charmingly nerdy in his 9-year old boy way.

    I can still read his face, and both enjoy the good and notice when something is off. I hope that it does not go away when he grows up to be the great guy he is promising to be!
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