It’s a little fuzzy, but can you see her expression? She’s grimacing. She’s clutching the golden lasso, which renders her more like a cowgirl than a superhero, and she’s practically gritting her teeth. Her eyebrows point downward. Even the impression of abundant cleavage won’t redeem this image.
It’s Wonder Woman. And she’s having a terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad day. Diana Prince spilled hot coffee on her unitard. Or something.
I don’t like this figurine, though I love Wonder Woman. Her expression puts me off. The plastic package she arrived in did come with an extra arm. That, folks, I could use. If only I had a place to put it.
It puts me in mind of this song from “Annie”: You’re never fully dressed without a smile. What I’m getting at is that the lady’s grimace renders her unapproachable. Would you want this woman to come to your rescue? Last night, a friend and I were discussing beautiful but beastly women. Not that any of you fit that description, dear readers, but I have come across a few. I avoid them like the tweakers riding TriMet. No thanks.
However, smiling all the time is creepy. Ronald McDonald and every other clown known to man has a painted-on grin. It’s not normal. By the same token, frowning at the world also frightens people. And makes pretty horrible lines in your visage.
So what’s a girl – or guy – to do? Men can wear perpetual scowls, too. Glad you asked. Normal facial expressions that mirror your feelings make up life. Nothing wrong with that. It’s when your face is frozen in a mask of…well, rage, disgust or simply pain that things get dicey. Just a public service message today, from me to you.
Smiling costs nada and uses less muscles, causing less wrinkles. Huzzah! You can cheer yourself up by smiling. It’s a win. Plus, smiling at strangers is a great social experiment. Will they get nervous, or smile back? You might even make a new friend. Try it and see.