Well, there are so many words spoken at any given minute that sometimes words seem a burden. I know that words are indispensable but sometimes, not too often, sometimes, I would rather seek refuge in smiles. Come to think of it, a smile can convey so many different things.
How was the food?
A lovely smile
The point is conveyed. The food tasted delicious!
Had a good time?
A tired smile
One had a good time indeed to the point of exhaustion!
After a great session of working out
A content smile
How often I have wondered about the language of smiles. How would the world look like if the only language we used was that of smiling and conveying our thoughts. Not possible for every thing but aren't most of our thoughts an outcome of exaggerated imagination.
Smiling also saves a lot of energy. All one has to do is smile! No thinking of using the appropriate words. No bothering about diction/pronunciation/phonetics and other trappings. The anthropologists would not worry about dying languages. Well, I can go on and on.
Sometimes words fail me but that does not mean I can do without words. But I am glad that I can atleast substitute words with smiles sometimes.
As I sign off, a big smile to you from me. And don't forget to give a smile to someone who does not have one.
So, what do you think of smiles?
How can I forget? My dear friend Myrna's post prompted me to write this one on Smiles.