23 Sep

Drawing — Face by Nara Malone

She lived in a faceless world,
unable to discern the beautiful from the ugly, family from strangers, her own face in a photo.
A scientific breakthrough rebooted her visual processor, revealing faces in intricate and unique planes, angles, shadows.
Still she wondered, how is it that every face isn’t thought beautiful, a living artwork.

This post is part of G-Man’s Fridy Flash 55. Stop by to see what others wrote.


15 Responses to “Faceblind”

  1. brian September 23, 2010 at 10:41 pm #

    but every face is…in its own way…nice 55…

    mine is up…

  2. Alice Audrey September 23, 2010 at 11:05 pm #

    You mean every face isn’t beautiful? Oh.

  3. G-Man September 23, 2010 at 11:16 pm #

    Nara Malone….
    I just LOVED your 55!
    Your drawing was mesmerising!
    Thank You for this very classy entry
    You Rock Baby!
    And have a Kick Ass Week-End…G

  4. Gemma@Greyscale September 24, 2010 at 12:46 am #

    Wonderful thoughts on the real essence of the face! A sad reflection on the dystopian world we live in if it takes a scientific breakthrough to give credibility to the beauty of every face!

  5. anthonynorth September 24, 2010 at 3:58 am #

    An important question there. Excellent.

  6. Susannah September 24, 2010 at 5:07 am #


    I can understand that every face would be beautiful once you are able to really ‘see’.

    My 55

  7. Hootin' Anni September 24, 2010 at 6:53 am #

    Poignant…so very poignant!!!!

    “Pop…goes the weasel” is my link to my 55…just scroll down below the Halloween part. I do hope you can find time to visit with me! Have a super Friday, and a blessed weekend.

  8. Talon September 24, 2010 at 9:27 am #

    This was an intriguing 55. It would be so strange to see faces after only feeling them before.

  9. Claudia September 24, 2010 at 9:54 am #

    i think that every face really is beautiful – but at some faces, we have to look for a while until we discover the beauty..

  10. Mama Zen September 24, 2010 at 1:20 pm #

    What a thought provoking 55! Excellent!

  11. Monkey Man September 24, 2010 at 2:25 pm #

    Every face is a story. Some beautiful. Some sad. All filled with a character of their own.

    My 55 is HERE .

  12. PattiKen September 24, 2010 at 6:40 pm #

    Sometimes beauty is revealed in the not seeing.

  13. Teresa September 24, 2010 at 8:44 pm #

    This is absolutely wonderful! This is just a perfect message.

    Mine is here. http://razzamadazzle.wordpress.com/2010/09/23/my-name-is-mud/

  14. Nara September 25, 2010 at 10:32 am #

    Thanks everyone for stopping by. Faceblindness is an unusual and not well publicized condition. A faceblind person can see fine, but the ability to tell faces apart is impaired, much the same as a colorblind person may have difficulty distinguishing between colors. Since the condition is often congenital and there are other — less efficient — ways to tell people apart, many with the condition don’t realize they have it. If your curious about your own facial recognition skills, there’s a fun and free test at: http://www.testmybrain.org/

    There are several different tests you might find fun. I found the famous faces test to be enlightening and it’s pretty quick to get through.

  15. auntiequary September 28, 2010 at 10:07 pm #

    Wow, I have never heard of face blindness. Nice poem!

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