One of my childhood duties was helping my sister clean out her side of the closet, her drawers, under her bed, etc.
I once found a tiny little piece of hardboiled egg yolk in one of her drawers. She told me she had saved it
because the black pepper she sprinkled on top had formed a face on it. That made perfect sense to me.
That's a 50 year old memory clearer in detail than what I had for lunch yesterday. I miss her.
I'm going to share a few accidental expression favorites I have saved...
The little stone with the perplexed face was
a special find last summer on a beach walk in
San Sebastián, Spain. I can't even express how excited I was to find it. I am very familiar with
this expression, as I am often perplexed.
Another face rock... a happy one found on a Chemung River
walk with Greg. I guess my being so tickled over it was what
prompted him (being the husband he is) to look for more
face rocks for me this weekend while I was away doing
an arts festival. How many husbands would do that?!?
rest of their face. I just happened to find suitable features scattered on the sidewalk close by.
As soon as I snapped the photo, his eyebrows blew away... and he become sad.
Last summer while filling my gas tank in
Canandaigua, NY, I noticed the gas storage cover.
It had two circular impressions and a questionable item lying on top (I don't even want to know)
that made it look as though it was smiling.
I decided to take it as a good sign for the day.
A poor photo, but this face smiled at me as I was
putting Greg's clean laundry in his dresser. The two fingerprints and the drawer pull hardware made me
feel as though Greg was willing the dresser to tell
me he was thinking about me.
That made me happy.
in Corning. He is trapped under a power tower. His expression is that of excruciating pain.
I feel the need to set him free, but he has grown around a rusty iron rail and I cannot budge him.
Greg poured my coffee on
a weekend morning and added steamed milk, as he always does. This particular time it had a serendipitous smile...
I loved that that happened!
I was so excited about the accidental face, that he now does them intentionally. When I was taking a photo of this one, a bubble rose and made a heart just as I snapped! That was really heartwarming; it's also happened when making him molten lava cakes.
This particular day I was
heading back to NC,
so the coffee
face was sad and crying.
Be open to receiving messages, even if they come from inanimate objects.
They have the potential to turn your frown upside down...
and they may not be accidental, either.