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Eyes That Smile

Updated on November 6, 2012

Smiles From The Heart.

We´ve all experienced the ¨¨false¨¨ smile, l´m sure. Sometimes it looks like a forced smile, as though an invisible force is pulling each corner of the mouth UP... to make the person look as though they are smiling.

The classic smile of a politician is one of my favourites(Not necessarily all politicians l know)

There is one particular politician we are so blessed to have in Britain (groan). He makes me feel like yelling, ¨Right, OK , Yes we know you have great teeth. Bet they cost a fortune.

Sick of seeing the teeth, man, we´re looking at the blank stare from your eyes.

It can´t be easy being in the public eye,after all, poor loves with their chosen careers. l understand that. Many movie stars must get aching jaws from smiling as genuinely as possible at fans and cameras.

It depends, surely on how long the smile has to be kept up. One little walk from the front door of 10 Downing Street, to the waiting car with someone holding the door open, shouldn´t be too difficult. Most people could manage a REAL smile for that short period of time just by thinking of their earnings.. Even a short Red Carpet walk from the limousine into the opening night film or play can´t be too hard , can it? Many budding actors would smile for a day to be able to set foot on The Red Carpet.

The Oscar Ceremonies, perhaps, we can be a little more forgiving. l mean it is quite a long walk for the poor dears and they keep getting stopped along the way to pose for a photograph or shake hands with one or two of their adoring public. Yes that particular Red Carpet is longer than the others. so smiling all the time will give you aching jaws. (Oh! what they suffer for their public). By the time the actor or actress reaches their seat inside that enormous theatre, l´m sure they must feel they just have to drop that smile into a droop till the numbness off the aching jaws feels better.

l do remember aching jaw´syndrome, you know. It was caused by being brought up by decent parents at a time in the last century (20th) when being polite to adults was take for granted. So if you were visiting relatives and one after another says the same thing. Öh how you´ve grown! (,l haven´t seen you for 3 years .Imagine if l hadn´t grown. That might be worth mentioning) The smile had to stay fixed. . The false laugh was slightly easier when an elderly relative would tell a ´joke´and you were obliged to laugh. Quick laugh, over and done with, but the continuous smile or forced grin is not easy to keep up without getting a serious case of aching jaw syndrome.

Nevertheless a real smile is a joy to behold.It can light up a persons´face. It most definitely involves the eyes..In fact this hub came to my mind when l saw the latest picture of my granddaughters´10 week old son. He´s past the little smiles that sometimes are just wind and here it was a real stunner of a smile with eyes ´dancing´.

 Now THAT is what l call a real smile. He´s too young to give us a false smile and of course l am completely prejudiced. l think he´s the most gorgeous baby i´ve seen since his mother was that size.. Actually, dear granddaughter l fear that little Oliver James may have pipped you to the post  here, but you won´t mind because you are his mum.!!!!...

                                        Ollie and his dancing eyes.

                                   A newborn baby cannot smile

                                    but they can look content.

                                    they don´t know what is going on

                                    or how their day was spent.

 

                                     But soon the newborn look is gone

                                      and features take its place,

                                     Does he look like mum or dad?

                                      No, he has his own amazing face.

 

                                      There´s some of mum and some of dad

                                       and some of grandad too.,

                                      all in this tiny little face,

                                       even some of me and you

 

                                       l´ve never seen such laughing eyes,

                                        so bright and full of joy,

                                        he has no cares ,yet, in the world,

                                         Our beautiful smiling boy!!!

 

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    Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain

    It´s my favourite pic , I think. Ollies´eyes seem to be laughing or dancing.!

    Thank you so much for reading and commenting.

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    Duchess OBlunt 5 years ago

    What a wonderful picture! It makes one smile just to see it. It's an automatic response or reflex. Thank you for sharing it with us!

    (the poem was awesome too)

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    Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain

    Thank you for commenting, Vincent.

    Our little guy Ollie, I don´t see too often , but those smiling eyes are worth waiting for.

    So glad I could put a smile on your face.

    Love and peace to you.

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    Vincent Moore 5 years ago

    I could sit all day beside a smiling child and watch their eyes as well. They simply are amazing. This was a smiling hub, it sure put one on my face to. Great hub.

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    Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain

    His eyes in that pic just seem to be dancing. I love it. You have a beautiful son.

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    Dan Cottrell 5 years ago

    That's awesome Dim.

    And im sure i know his face xx

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    Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain

    Thanks for the comment. Nice of you say Ollie would keep you smiling. He IS rather gorgeous isn´t he? Not that l´m biased. Ha! Ha!

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    Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

    Hi Dim, I so agree, a smile starts with the eyes, Ollie would keep me smiling all day!!!

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    Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain

    yes, l´m biased of course. Thank you Tony for such a lovely comment.

    love and peace,

    Dim

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    Tony McGregor 6 years ago from South Africa

    Ollie and his dancing eyes looks a real charmer!

    Thanks for sharing this.

    Love and peace

    Tony

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    Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain

    Good morning Sunnie Day, Thanks for the smile. With a name like yours , though l hope you don´t have to keep the smile always there till you get aching jaw syndrome.

    Somehow l think you smile a lot naturally. Appreciate your comments. Thank you.x

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    Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain

    thank you for reading and leaving a comment. It encourages me to keep writing.

    Glad you so my humour in it too. Good to meet you on hubpages

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    Sunnie Day 6 years ago

    Good Morning Dim,

    What a beautiful baby and one to be so proud of! I am sending a big smile your way and one that shows my crows feet, teeth, and all..Up and beautiful..

    Sunnie

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    Denise Handlon 6 years ago from North Carolina

    Great humor with this article-loved it. (Big smile here and it is a natural one, LOL) Absolutely love the baby-well captured look of wonder. Thanks so much for sharing this interesting topic. Rated up and awesome

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    Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain

    Thank you for such an encouraging comment, Munirah....

    pleased to meet you on hubpages

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    Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain

    Hi DexisView, l apreciate you taking the time to read my page and commrnt. Thank you.

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    munirahmadmughal 6 years ago from Lahore, Pakistan.

    "Eyes showing genuine Smile or false Smile only teeth."

    The Huber has analysed the innocent and clever smiles in satirical manner to make the truth open. The infants every activity is pure and innocent. It is the passing time that admixes many vested interests in it. The poem is highly charming and beautiful

    The hub is therefore, informative, analytical yet up by all standards.

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    Dexi 6 years ago from New England

    Smiles are wonderful. I love the ones that start in the eyes first and then hit the lips....the real ones.

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    Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain

    thanks a lot. you have a beautiful. genuine smile, yourself-

    take care

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    acaetnna 6 years ago from Guildford

    Simply awesome - nothing can beat a genuine smile! What joy it is to watch a baby's genuine smile!