Photo a Day << April << 30: Something That Makes You Sad

I’ve been faking smiles for years but I’m no longer good at it. I don’t know which one makes me sadder.

Photo taken with a Canon Rebel xs and color edited in iphoto.

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12 thoughts on “Photo a Day << April << 30: Something That Makes You Sad

  1. I think maybe a great deal of the world does, too, if the sales of antidepressants are anything to go by. As for us chronic condition sufferers, well, sometimes I think if maybe I didn’t try so hard to keep smiling maybe people would believe I was really sick!

      1. It’s really quite interesting that you say that because I’ve been feeling the same way for awhile. Then I just finished the trilogy of “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” and she NEVER smiles! I thought who am I always trying to be cheerful for? So I’ve decided to be a bit more honest about how I’m feeling, in any way, and please myself a bit more. Will be an interesting social experiment. I’ll blog about it. You should, too.

      2. I wish I could do that but t would be too dangerous. I have too much anger and saddness in me right now. I did actually express emotion the other night to a friend and it wasn’t pretty. I sobbed for far too long and now feel embarrassed. I find it best for me to try to control my emotions, I am learning that through therapy. I wish you luck though and look forward to seeing how it works out for you 🙂

    1. I have suffered on and off wih depression and I have had enough of hiding it, I have lost friends because ‘They didn’t like my attitude’ when I was depressed, guess they were not friends after all.

      A quote I always have it in the back of mind from the film Crocodile Dundee

      Sue Charlton: People go to a psychiatrist to talk about their problems. She just needed to unload them. You know, bring them out in the open.

      Michael J. “Crocodile” Dundee: Hasn’t she got any mates?

      I think that says it all.

      Great photo, there is beauty in those eyes but you can always a faked smile, but cannot fake the laughter lines at the corner of the eyes as we cannot control those muscles. Happy smiling 🙂

      1. Thank you, I do like that quote 🙂 it does sum it up well, lol. I’m very guarded and have only 3 friends but they know me well and are always very kind and supportive. They are good friends and I feel very lucky and loved.

        As far as my eyes, I think they look dead, but the wrinkles prove I have had a lot to smile about over time. Thanks for pointing it out 🙂 I just thought I was getting old, but yours is a much more realistic and positive point of view.

        I felt them sparkle a few weeks ago, so I know there is life in me still just waiting to get out. I’ll get there, I have faith.

        1. Hi Ginger, your eyes are certainly not dead, your eyes are alive, as a photographer eye are important and I see hundred of pairs of eyes in a year and I have got to the point of knowing a person character by the look and have met people who smile with them and the rest of the face joins in. When I have done a portrait session I check the image and the last thing I do before printing is sharpen the eyes. So the eyes are the first thing that draws the viewer into the image.
          A person who finds its difficult to see life in their own eyes do have a difficult time loving themselves. When I am sinking ino depression find it difficulty to look into a mirror and see myself. As for friends like you I have two I can really tell things to and both are female, I tend to be able talk to female a lot easier. Maybe because all the main male figures in my life have either bullied me or made fun of me. The degree in psychology helped sort some stuff but I am still broken a little, I will stay broken thanks to male relatives and my childhood friend father.

  2. Keep looking for things that make you smile naturally. Give yourself time; you’ll get there. It’s still a beautiful picture, maybe moreso because of the pain.

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