Word a week: window

The boy-child's self-portrait through the car window via the rear view mirror. Photo: T. Gray 2012

The boy-child’s self-portrait through the car window via the rear view mirror. Photo: 2012

It’s so often said that the eyes are a window to the soul, the words are in danger of becoming a cliche. Yet,  we are remarkably good at assessing character from facial expression – eyes perhaps most of all. We all know about smiles that move a mouth, but never quite reach the eyes.

The boy-child. Indulgence of his mother's desire to photograph him, perhaps, but indulgence born of love. Photo: Su Leslie, 2010

The boy-child. Indulgence of his mother’s desire to photograph him, perhaps, but indulgence born of love. Photo: Su Leslie, 2010

Briefly still. Photo: Su Leslie, 2005

Briefly still. Photo: Su Leslie, 2005

Mother and child. What do the eyes say? Photo: Tony Gray 2003

Mother and child. What do the eyes say? Photo: Tony Gray 2003

This post was written for Sue’s A Word A Week Photography challenge at A Word in Your Ear.

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