There is a photograph of a young woman, who is probably in her 30s, and she is sitting cool and collected. One can easily presume that she’s satisfied. No, she’s not naked and tangled up in bed sheets, but she’s propped up and smiling at the camera.

Regardless if the photo is in black and white or in Technicolor(!), there isn’t anything in the background or the foreground that is obtrusive or obscene or out of the ordinary, but the one aspect of the picture that really captured the attentions of the eyes is her nose.

And for that reason is why the shrink wrap was peeled off of the red notebook that’s decorated with a typewriter — silver pen included. The notebook is a kind gesture and on the spur-of-the-moment purchase from friend, Morgan.

(There is another expression-based post coming up, banking off a recent post at Stef’s blog. Look at me planning updates.)

Similar to every other notebook purchase, there was hesitation to open it and use it. Not sure why there is a personal “fear of writing” in that regard, but the pages have to eventually be used before age and weather disintegrates the paper.

So, I began writing about the scrunched nose:

The nose is probably one of the best accessories of the face. Scrunching the nose gives it added and wrinkled accessory to make it really stand out. The wrinkles — blatant or subtle — go and are a fit for pretty much any feeling: pain, satisfaction, embarrassment, displeasure, anxiousness.

If someone sees something horrible or the tasted food is sour or bitter or just plain disgusting: the scrunching of the nose says (almost) all.

The nose is the doorknob to the face. Many are different, some are the the same; however, a person has to look pretty hard when determining the distinct similarities when wanting to be most precise. It’s “better” and less time consuming and less weird to determine a nose in that moment. 

Doorknob to the face? What the hell was I thinking? Not all ideas are great ideas. Twisting one will only yield poor results. Sure, a game of “Got Your Nose” is appropriate with children. With adults, depending on the person, you might get punched in the throat.

However, you see a door. You look at it, you admire it, and then you find a way to get in. Usually, there is a knob or a handle attached, but sometimes there isn’t and creativity has to come into play. Knowing there is a handle of sorts helps you realize that there is a way in.

But a scrunch can showcase the feelings that the person is thinking at the moment. Maybe it is an automatic motion when smiling. It’s an additive, a bonus tell that allows the viewer or passerby to know that this grinning person is in fact happy.

The scrunch is cute, however.

Could it be that the more animated facial expressions are, the more personality someone has? They’re not afraid to display what they’re feeling. It could be a confidence thing. The potentially negative traits — boisterous, obnoxious, overwhelming — could be considered.These people could be on a lot of the time.

However, I’m unsure that an expressionless person would be a match. I couldn’t be with someone who is essentially a walking, talking Grumpy Cat meme.

If you have “so many feels,” why do you look so bland?

From a guy’s perspective, we want someone who looks like they’re having fun with their friends or whatever situation that she’s in. She enjoys company. She’s having a good time. Look how she scrunches her nose up! Oh, she just something that must taste terrible, and her nose twisted to the side. She just spit whatever she just ate on her plate, and now she’s swishing water around in her mouth.

3 thoughts on “Scrunches

  1. I’m very interested now in seeing the post that is coming off of one of mine. Also, if you want to plan more, I think a whole post that is an ode to me is a fantastic idea. At least, it works for MY blog to write posts all about me.

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