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A new Mona Lisa?
The picture above is of course of Nikki Gogan being told by the man she loves, that he loves another.
I very rarely watch TV and I certainly did not watch the show from which the above photo came, but it popped up so often in my news feed in recent days that I began to take notice of it. And something that seems striking about it is that that photo is far more beautiful than any other photo of her. She is undoubltedy a very attractive woman but in that photo there is an enigmatic beauty about her that is akin to that of the Mona Lisa.
We normally find a smiling face most attractive yet that is essentially an immobile face. It is not a sad face or a relaxed face. To me it is a face in waiting: Hoping for the best but prepared for the worst. That is probably a rather unusual state to be in so is that why it makes such a strong impression? That it has made a strong impression is shown by the number of times people have put it up. I am clearly not alone in finding it a fascinating face.
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