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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Flashback in Time

"Smiley"

The ubiquitous smiley face, a classic bit of Americana,
can be seen almost anywhere:
Buttons, posters, notes, greeting cards, T-shirts, bumper stickers,
jewelry, and key chains, just to name a few.
What started out as an ad campaign grew and grew and grew. . .

First appearance: 1953
Creator Unknown
Later Appearance 1963
Created by Harvey Ball
Wikipedia
A yellow button with a smile
Two dots representing eyes
Satire of a happy day
The image that never dies

Smiley faces in all kinds of places
Over, under, all 'round town
Feeling low, keep your head high
One is surely to be found

Two parallel vertical lines
Atop a quarter moon
A circle wrapped all around
Bright as the sun at noon

A happy face in a somber place
Warms the hearts of those near
Contagious smiles swiftly abound
Shifting the atmosphere

Two tiny circles round
Above murky shadows that loom
A nifty smiley face
Upon the craters of the moon

A happy face of sudden smiles
Conveys an element of surprise
Pass on a smile in someone’s way
Capturing the gleam in their eyes

©2012
Awakenings
"Smiles today and everyday ~
peace of mind, melody for the heart, harmony to the soul"
~ Awakenings from Then 'til Now 

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