When you don’t know what to say, say something in the length of a breath.
Reductionists want to reduce our actions down to one reason. They want to sell the idea that you walk funny because of your dinner. But our actions, our habits, have a whole world of reasons, a whole history of them.
Landscapers trim the grass border, while father and son are walking to the bus stop. Geese! flood the sky
All the things a smile could say
could also be said with the eyes.
i’ve heard people say that they try to
replace their smile
with a hand gesture,
but that turns out to be an awkward
understanding, one which only the
person performing the gesture
Most say they use words to replace a smile.
Though, words are always
only place-holders, besides
couldn’t they just announce:
I’m smiling behind this mask.
Of course when they say they use words
to replace a smile they mean tone
and aren’t tones also heard
through the eyes?