21 thoughts on “wordless wednesday”

    1. Thank you, Ally. My daughter and granddaughter, no doubt smiling and pleased as punch. πŸ™‚

    1. She probably did, but Finn is too young to wear a mask. My sister sewed lots of masks for Tim and me. πŸ™‚

    1. They are! I’m waiting to see if Larisa comes out with autumn-themed masks for October. πŸ™‚

  1. Nice! I find myself looking more intensely at the eyes above the masks. The eyes speak an entire language that I’ve missed when looking more often at the mouth. The eyes really do provide a gateway to the soul.

    1. You know, I’ve read that about the eyes, but because of my autism I cannot understand what the eyes are conveying. I failed big time on the eye test! I was to choose what emotion various pictures of eyes were expressing and they all looked the same to me. (I kept thinking, you mean there is a correct answer?) In my life I find that the best hope I have to understand people is by body language and tone of voice. All the same, I think Larisa and Katherine have beautiful eyes!

      1. This is so interesting, Barbara. I didn’t know there was a pass/fail on this! It doesn’t seem to be the easiest thing to do, but I keep trying to “feel” into the eyes. And you can see them crinkling up in a smile, or sometimes there is a waft of sadness that the mouth doesn’t quite convey. Or there is liveliness or “deadness”.

        It is quite fascinating how we all have different perception skills. I can’t see images very well with eyes closed. Can’t imagine what my husband or kids look like now. But CAN feel subtle vibrations or something when with them. Odd, right? Maybe we’re all so different because Spirit just keeps wanting to experience every condition possible.?

        1. It was actually a multiple-choice test and none of the choices seemed right so I wound up guessing and feeling very disoriented. I just couldn’t see anything in the eyes when they were isolated from the rest of the face or body. I suspect this is one reason why people on the autism spectrum miss so many social cues.

          Yes, our different perception skills are so fascinating. I remember you and Sybil discussing how you had trouble recognizing people you hadn’t seen in a while. On the other hand I think in pictures and remember people quite vividly, even with my eyes closed. My dreams are mainly pictures. But I have trouble describing what I see. It is odd!

  2. I love Larisa’s eyes here, they really are smiling! And Katie is so beautiful, and looking so grown up.
    Stay safe – all of you. xxx

    1. Thank you, Joanne. We’re all doing our best to stay safe, but they’re so far away and this is the longest we’ve ever gone without visiting our grandchildren… Thank goodness for digital photography and video-chatting.

      1. I didn’t see my family for about five or six weeks, but our restrictions didn’t last long. We’ve been very fortunate so far in Australia as the virus hasn’t got too far out of control. I really feel for you, but thank goodness for modern technology to keep you in touch with your loved ones! <3

        1. I haven’t seen my family since they were here in November. πŸ™ I was awfully sick for a couple of months and then when we were planning a visit in April the pandemic forced us to abandon the idea. The virus is out of control here. But I so look forward to seeing those sweet little faces on the screen when the phone rings. πŸ™‚

          1. That’s so sad, Barbara. πŸ™ We hear about the cases of covid running rampant overseas and we realise how lucky we are here. Our Prime Minister shut our international borders early, then quarantined all incoming flight passengers.
            Thank goodness for the modern technology we have now, which keeps us in contact with our loved ones at a challenging time like this.
            I hope you are well again now. xx

          2. Your prime minister was/is very wise! I will never be completely well again but I am slowly learning how to cope with this chronic illness and am doing much better than I was earlier this year. And I do have a lot to be grateful for. We can stay in our bubble and we have an income and groceries delivered, no small blessings during these difficult times. And yes, thank goodness for modern technology!!! Sometimes I think of how my father never knew his grandparents because his parents were immigrants who never went back home to visit their parents. It helps me keep things in perspective.

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