do you see them too?

I took this a couple of weeks ago - a bracket on the playset in the backyard - because, well, it looks like a face. A funny face that is kind of saying "neener, neener...my function in life is to secure a structure that provides *hundreds* of hours of exuberant play opportunities. what do you do?"

Do you see faces everywhere? In clouds? Or the recesses created by textured walls or carpet? Or mundane household objects? Maybe you saw them as a child. Particularly after watching a scary movie probably not intended for someone of your age.

Like an optical illusion that defies you to find either an old woman or a young girl depending on your perspective...I challenge you to find something unexpectedly familiar from an abstract source. Just do it for you (but I'd love to see the results if you take a photo!) And if you need some inspiration, check out this flickr group or this one (do you love how they have so much personality?!? I can tell by looking at them whether I'd like to be there friend or not...I mean, if they were people :p) And, for some science behind it all, this NYT article. Also note that a grilled cheese sandwich with a likeness of the Virgin Mary went for 28,000 on eBay...so this isn't a frivolous waste of time - you could make bank, baby!

I'll just call this one, 'Random Sunday Rambling.'


  1. Anonymous6:45 AM

    I do :)
    I actually have this shell that I found at the Cape....sometime in the last few years or so? Anyway...it sits on my windowsill in the kitchen and I keep saying I should take a picture of it....now, maybe I will?! I found it while just kind of walking on the beach looking for shells and it was just staring up at me. Pretty fun :)

  2. Anonymous8:24 AM

    i see them too. :) i don't have a photo of this, but when we lived in poteau, all of our doors and trim work were stained a deep walnut color. in the downstairs bathroom, in the wood grain it looked like a body with a face and everytime i sat down to, well, pee, i couldn't help but think that it was just staring at me. i didn't use that bathroom very much. :)

  3. Yep, I see them too. I posted about it a coupple months ago with a photo of the one I saw:

    Yours is way cute! He looks like he belongs on the playground.

  4. too cute!
    I am on the hunt now!

  5. Yep I do too ;) Somehow I always see dog faces though...hmmm. Growing up, we had wood paneling in our bathroom and in the wood grains i swear there is this one dog that would always stare at me ;)

  6. Anonymous9:08 PM

    I see faces and eggs... sunnyside up eggs. It's weird.

  7. dude...I totally saw a face the other day and pointed it out to Nate and now I don't remember where it was hmmm...I'll have to see if he remembers.



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