A Permanent Smile
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"Disarm you with a smile
And Cut you like you want me to.
Cut that little child
Inside of me and such a part of you
Ooh, the years burn.
I used to be a little boy
S0 old in my shoes,
And what I choose is my choice
What's a boy supposed to do?
The killer in me is the killer in you
I send this smile over to you.
Disarm you with a smile
And leave you like they left me here
To wither in denial
The bitterness of one who's left alone.
Ooh, the years burn
Ooh, the years burn, burn, burn... "
- Disarm Lyrics
I wanted to start this post with the beautiful lyrics for the song I am using today. Even though the song
is a bit on the sad side, it mentions one of my favorite things in life, a smile. My favorite line, of course,
is "disarm you with a smile" because it is such a powerful fact. And there's no better way to melt the ice
with a stranger, right?! A smile truly doesn't need any translation anyways, no matter in what part of
the world we are, so one has to not worry if it's being interpreted right.
"The world is more beautiful with you in it, thank you!"
That is what it means to me.
Not only does a smile makes us all look better but it brightness every step we take during the day,
filling it with happy moments and opportunities because smiling can open doors, it is a master key.
It is also the best thing to wear everyday, yes, even better than lipstick ;)
When I started Second Life over five years ago, one of the things that I wanted the most was for my Avatar
to be able to smile. Little did I know at the time that I could get a gesture for that. My Avatar went on
without smiling for over a year until one day one of my friends sent me the smiling gesture as a gift. Now
I know that with a little modifying to my Avatar's face features, I can create a beautiful smile that Lori can
wear permanently, or until someone makes me mad and I go back into a frown.
I remember as a child wanting to have a "permanent" smile on my face like one of the neighborhood girls did.
You know what I am talking about? The lucky kind of people that never seem to stop smiling even when their
skies are gray. It's not that they are actually smiling all the time, but their facial features make them seem
that way. Anyways, back then I wanted that permanent smile so badly that I was actually forcing myself to
smile all the time, which made my mouth hurt. I must have looked funny because I remember other kids in
the neighborhood and my friends staring in me with an expression of total confusion and fear. Funny thing
though is that no one ever dared to ask any questions... Gosh I must have really looked creepy! :O
Some moments I would forget about the smile and when I would realized it I would go back to smiling right
away and feeling I had to start all over again ... "oh man!"
This went on for a couple of days until one morning while I was helping my grandma feed her birds she tried
to explain to me that I had to stop forcing myself to smile because a smile should always be natural for it
to be truly beautiful and never forced. Of course I kept smiling while she spoke to me pretending not to be
listening to a word she was saying, I was determined to keep the smile forever at any cost. Truly concerned
with my silly new obsession she said to me... "If you keep forcing a smile your teeth are going to fall off
and your pretty face is going to get wrinkly and old like mine."
And those words were enough to stop me from continuing with my fake smiling. Of course after that day
and for a long time, every time I would look at my grandma I felt so sad for her thinking that she was old
and wrinkly because she must have been "fake" smiling all the time as a child. And for weeks I also kept a
watchful eye on the neighborhood kid with the permanent smile, waiting for her teeth to fall off but they never did!
Add some of your sunshine
to some body's day
with your smile.
Thanks for reading!
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