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.


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

    mine is up...

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

  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

  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!

  5. An important question there. Excellent.

  6. Wonderful.

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

    My 55

  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.

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

  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..

  10. What a thought provoking 55! Excellent!

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

    My 55 is HERE .

  12. Sometimes beauty is revealed in the not seeing.

  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/

  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.

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


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