What Are You Revealing Without Even Knowing It?

Phrenology–the theory that bumps on your head can reflect your character—has been disproven. But it still makes sense.

Our thoughts and feelings do show up (sometimes unwillingly) as outer wear.

You can spot an angry person, can’t you? Sometimes all you have to do is look at a man to feel what he’s feeling inside. There are people who are boiling like Mt. Vesuvius. They don’t have to talk and yet you know exactly what they’re thinking.

Our inside feelings show on our outside…

We really walk around inside out.

What we feel on the inside seeps into our skin. Our positive feelings act like balm; they smooth down our furrowed eyebrows. Happiness might cause our laugh lines but that’s a badge I’ll proudly wear. It’s the negative stuff I want to get rid of.

We don’t have to speak to express how we really feel. It’s pretty obvious. It’s ugly obvious, too.

You don’t need Botox to detox…Wear your inner beauty on the outside.

Every time you think ugly, think pretty. It’s really possible to transform that negative stuff that wears you down into something positive.

“Flip it!” as Leon Black says in “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”

About dianabletter

Diana Bletter is the author of several books, including The Invisible Thread: A Portrait of Jewish American Women (with photographs by Lori Grinker), shortlisted for a National Jewish Book Award. Her novel, A Remarkable Kindness, (HarperCollins) was published in 2015. She is the First Prize Winner of Moment Magazine's 2019 Fiction Contest. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, tabletmag, Glamour, The Forward, The North American Review, Times of Israel, and is a reporter for Israel21C, and many other publications. She is author of Big Up Yourself: It's About Time You Like Being You and The Mom Who Took off On Her Motorcycle, a memoir of her 10,000-mile motorcycle trip to Alaska and back to New York. She lives in a small beach village in Western Galilee, Israel, with her husband and family. She is a member of the local hevra kadisha, the burial circle, and a Muslim-Jewish-Christian-Druze women's group in the nearby town of Akko. And, she likes snowboarding and climbing trees.
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2 Responses to What Are You Revealing Without Even Knowing It?

  1. Anonymous says:

    Thank you Diana. I enjoy reading your posts. Haia

  2. Your posts trigger many memories and experiences, Diana, and I end up piecing things together that I’d forgotten.
    I attended a workshop in Phrenology many years ago, and a man at our table volunteered to be the head we checked (now that sounded awkward, but you know the process). He was nearly bald, and I remember thinking that this could also be a new way to plot a book. He was an amazing route of dents and bumps that criss-crossed all the emotions and signs.
    But even more interesting are the people who wear their stories and feelings in their body language.
    Another excellent post, Diana.

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