Smiling on a picture, it only happens every once in a while that I publish one of those. It is not because I go through life looking grumpy all the time and it is not because I would not know (almost) everyone likes the view of a happy person. Trust me, I know. Trust me again, I am a very happy person. You should know that I take more than three pictures to post on the blog for each and every kind of post and I usually see a lot of smiling ones when I go through the film.
It is just that I feel kind of ‘exposed’ posting smiling pictures, which is weird coming from someone that struts her stuff on the internet over three times a week, but I do. Also, I have these dimples – one bigger than the other – that I am told are very very cute, but I seem to still be stuck in some kind of early teens behavior, given that I do not want to be called ‘cute’ all the time. And then there is this magic millisecond of a smile that I believe is the one perfect millisecond that is so hard to capture. Almost never happens.
Pictures by Liza Chloë van Duyn.