We Are More Than Our Labels

I made this postcard from faces I’d done some time earlier – I pasted them on the card and then it sat for quite some time. One day I was doing some Snippets poetry and I used some words as descriptions for these faces.

Well, it works fine for this moment in time when they are exhibiting these characteristics, right? But if they change their moods or expressions or their outlooks on life, their labels will change, too.

Something to think about, maybe.

9 thoughts on “We Are More Than Our Labels

  1. memadtwo

    I’ve taken a few of those facial expression tests and I have a hard time with them–even after seeing the correct “answer” I often can’t make the connection at all. So I would never be able to even make a judgement in the first place…(k)

  2. Claudia McGill Post author

    I can figure out some expressions in drawings or art, but in person, I am not able to do it, either, maybe because the live person is moving and changing and I don’t have time to puzzle it out. This goes along with my inability to recognize people unless I know them really well ( and sometimes not then if I have not seen them recently).

  3. Claudia McGill Post author

    Yes. And when I add that to the fact that I never seem to be operating from the same frames of reference as others, exactly, well, there is potential for all kinds of…confusions.

  4. Claudia McGill Post author

    I enjoyed looking for words that I thought fit the figures’ expressions, as much as I could get a handle on it. To me there are a lot of words that could fit, I chose the first ones I found.

  5. Claudia McGill Post author

    Thank you. I have a lot of faces drawn in different mediums and so on and I like trying to give them some words to say or in this case, to describe them. Knowing they could change their expressions in the next minute and be someone else!

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