Face Pareidolia

Milky Merriment

“‘Face Pareidolia’ – the phenomenon of seeing faces in everyday objects – is a very human condition that relates to how our brains are wired.”

I copied and pasted the above text from a random website, but there’s more.

I see faces all over the place. Some of them are happy, some of them sad, some of them look pretty benign and others look positively bad, but none of are randomly emotioned; because they all take their cues from me.

Smiley Spud

When I feel grim I see little hobgoblin faces in the wallpaper. When my mood is light, I see grinning faces in the cornflakes. Petulance brings frowns in the architecture and anger cancels out all the angels in the cloudy shapes floating across the sky. In short, I’m in charge of what I see around me. My moods dictate how the world appears.

I’ve never really thought about it much. It’s just a cute little diagnostic tool to tell me how I feel. It doesn’t affect anyone else and it doesn’t make the the world a better (or worse) place. It’s just a thing.

Anyway, that’s all I got time for today. I need to clean my teeth now. Cornflakes don’t half gamm them up.


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