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ziq wrote

Smiling in a photo doesn't mean you're happy.


theblackcat wrote

I only smile when I'm forced to.


oldusername wrote (edited )

I can't smile any more. People who don't have teeth need to keep their lips zipped in public. Classist stereotypes have more to do with it than chronic pain or any sort of compromised functionality at this point.

I can't smile in any circumstances where I wouldn't be comfortable walking around naked with unkempt bed head.

Emma doesn't look any grumpier in this picture than Laura Ingalls Wilder & family, who would have had photos taken roughly around the 1880s. My family pictures from that era have about the same sort of expressions on the people's faces.