9/23/10

Faceblind

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Drawing -- Face by Nara Malone

She lived in a faceless world,
unable to discern the beautiful from the ugly, family from strangers, her own face in a photo.
A scientific breakthrough rebooted her visual processor, revealing faces in intricate and unique planes, angles, shadows.
Still she wondered, how is it that every face isn't thought beautiful, a living artwork.

This post is part of G-Man's Fridy Flash 55. Stop by to see what others wrote.

15 comments:

  1. but every face is...in its own way...nice 55...

    mine is up...

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  2. You mean every face isn't beautiful? Oh.

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  3. Nara Malone....
    I just LOVED your 55!
    Your drawing was mesmerising!
    Thank You for this very classy entry
    You Rock Baby!
    And have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

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  4. Wonderful thoughts on the real essence of the face! A sad reflection on the dystopian world we live in if it takes a scientific breakthrough to give credibility to the beauty of every face!

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  5. An important question there. Excellent.

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  6. Wonderful.

    I can understand that every face would be beautiful once you are able to really 'see'.

    My 55

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  7. Poignant...so very poignant!!!!

    "Pop...goes the weasel" is my link to my 55...just scroll down below the Halloween part. I do hope you can find time to visit with me! Have a super Friday, and a blessed weekend.

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  8. This was an intriguing 55. It would be so strange to see faces after only feeling them before.

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  9. i think that every face really is beautiful - but at some faces, we have to look for a while until we discover the beauty..

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  10. What a thought provoking 55! Excellent!

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  11. Every face is a story. Some beautiful. Some sad. All filled with a character of their own.

    My 55 is HERE .

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  12. Sometimes beauty is revealed in the not seeing.

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  13. This is absolutely wonderful! This is just a perfect message.

    Mine is here. http://razzamadazzle.wordpress.com/2010/09/23/my-name-is-mud/

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  14. Thanks everyone for stopping by. Faceblindness is an unusual and not well publicized condition. A faceblind person can see fine, but the ability to tell faces apart is impaired, much the same as a colorblind person may have difficulty distinguishing between colors. Since the condition is often congenital and there are other -- less efficient -- ways to tell people apart, many with the condition don't realize they have it. If your curious about your own facial recognition skills, there's a fun and free test at: http://www.testmybrain.org/

    There are several different tests you might find fun. I found the famous faces test to be enlightening and it's pretty quick to get through.

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  15. Wow, I have never heard of face blindness. Nice poem!

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Thanks for sharing your thoughts.