Faces

Faces. This is ‘Life 101’ with a footnote of humor. John Kraft was one of the first bloggers I followed, as he has a sense of humor that is as brilliant as Barb Taub, wisdom like Charles French, and he writes serials that are as good as Pete Johnson’s. I hope you enjoy his post as much as I did.

Down the Hall on Your Left

Faces.

Everybody has one with the exception of those people we meet who turn out to have two, but we try to avoid them. As a youth in Pennsylvania there was a character who had been in a horrible accident and was known locally as “No Face Charlie.” That is another story for another day.

What I’ve been thinking about lately is what The Face, my face, your face, everyone’s face, tells us about the person. It’s not a matter of “beauty.” What constitutes beauty changes constantly. A great beauty from the 1890s in America would today be posing for the “Before” picture in an ad for the Weight Watchers diet program.

When we meet somebody for the first time we hear their name but, more often than not, we instantly forget it because we are looking at their face –  making a million snap decisions based on what we…

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About Jennie

I have been teaching preschool for over thirty years. This is my passion. I believe that children have a voice, and that is the catalyst to enhance or even change the learning experience. Emergent curriculum opens young minds. It's the little things that happen in the classroom that are most important and exciting. That's what I write about. I am highlighted in the the new edition of Jim Trelease's bestselling book, "The Read-Aloud Handbook" because of my reading to children. My class has designed quilts that hang as permanent displays at both the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia, and the Fisher House at the Boston VA Hospital.
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16 Responses to Faces

  1. petespringerauthor says:

    Darn you, Jennie. I’ve gotten pretty fussy about adding any new blogs because I can barely get through the ones I follow now, but I loved John’s piece. Eyes are like a chain-link fence—that’s outstanding! I can tell from this post that it is well worth my time. By the way, I love Beetley Pete, too!

    • Jennie says:

      Pete, I barely add new bloggers, too. John goes way, way back. He is terrific. I’m glad you liked his post as much as I did. You picked out a humdinger in his words. Beetley Pete is terrific!

  2. beetleypete says:

    Good reblog indeed, Jennie. The thing I often think about faces is that we all see them differently. One person’s ‘beauty’ is another’s ‘ugly’.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  3. beth says:

    wonderful, thanks for sharing him with us )

  4. Jim Borden says:

    thanks for letting me know about John; I just started following his blog!

  5. CarolCooks2 says:

    A good reblog, Jenny I enjoyed the post 🙂 x

  6. Love it. Thank you for sharing, Jennie!

  7. srbottch says:

    Don’t you love John’s humor? I sure do. But there’s often, if not always, a good lesson behind it.

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