Smiles Don’t Necessarily Mean You’re Happy

I love every face I’ve ever seen.  Truly I do.  Beautiful ones — the work of genetics.  Old ones — the results of a life of experience.  Scared ones — testaments to survival.  You get the idea.  We all bring something to the table when others can see your face.

The size of a person’s smile has nothing to do with the ease of their life, or the comfort of their life.  People with the greatest of burdens can still light up the world with a smile when they choose.

But of course the trick is “when they choose” — and sometimes getting a model to smile can be the work of hours.  Not a hokey put on smile.  But one that comes from the depths of their soul and embraces the entire room.