Unmasking Love

I read something somewhere, relating to Love At First Sight (we’ll call it LAFS for short). The stats reveal that men are more likely to report having falling in love at first sight, however, stats be what they may, are not what I have been thinking about. The question I have been pondering, is one of cause and effect, of the eternal loop hole that can say so much; that ultimately slips by in the confusion of the moment. Loop hole? So, maybe that’s the best way to describe it; that “thingy” that happens, when everyone is watching, and you go in the other direction!

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So, how does LAFS come into the conversation, the thought process, or conjure itself up into a question in the age of pandemic?

Well, it’s a very simple word “mask”! Ok, maybe two simple words, the other word is “philtrum”!  Wait, before you switch off, it’s actually quite interesting, and not that scientific of a boring word; because we all have one, just like a belly-button!

The Greeks call it “philtron”, or a quick translation “love charm” (which could be said in your best Barry White voice), or “love potion”.

If you’re starting to squirm, and yell “where is it, get it off”, you should be ashamed, or even sorry! The fact is, it is right in your face, and yes it appears “it” has a lot to do with LAFS; sorry, not sorry!

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The “philtrum” is that indent between your nose, and your upper lip!  And, you probably will look at everyone differently from now on, because now you know; or have been reminded.  The power of the “love charm”, or philtrum, is that when we gaze at someone, we decide if we are attracted to that person based on the definition of that area.  Once, I was made aware of this, it definitely made me take a closer look, or at least became “woke”,  in the basics of rudimentary attraction.

I dare say, that the philtrum, may not be alone in the awaking of very human emotions, surely personality will also play a significant role, along with other attributes.  However, it does appear to be one of the very things, that makes the heart go Boom!

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If everything above is true, then what happens in the age of pandemic? Is wearing a mask a deterrent to primal instincts when it comes to love, and can we therefore expect less LAFS during this time? Are we therefore forced to make more eye contact, and rely on that as a new form of gaining love, and intimacy?

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Above is Queen Leticia, of Spain, who was a meteorologist on afternoon television, as the story has it, the then Prince Felipe (also shown above in the picture) fell in love with her while watching her on the tele; and, the rest is history!

Ironically, it seems that most people believe that gazing into someone’s eyes, is what captivated them to begin with.

What do you think?

 

 

Images:

Fear of People Staring At You: From Bing/Very Well Mind

Facial drawing: Wikipedia

Queen Leticia: Bing Images

Queen Leticia & King Felipe VI – EPA/Bing Images

We do not own images used, and are available on Bing images, and Wikipedia as referenced here.

Related Reading:

Psychology Today: LAFS Real?

Feelings of LAFS Described Here

Upper Female Lip & Sex

Importance of  Philtrum During Gestation

Fast Facts: New Jersey service delivery for tomorrow, November 3

NEWJERSEY REDCROSS NOV 3RD 2012 plse reblog info or share!

American Red Cross Disaster Newsroom

AMERICAN RED CROSS FEEDING THOUSANDS IMPACTED

BY SUPERSTORM SANDY IN NEW JERSEY

Thousands of volunteers providing water, hot meals and snacks in hardest hit areas

 

Below is Planned Mass Care for South New Jersey for November 3 (subject to change)

 

Fixed Feeding sitesTimeAddress
Atlantic CityConvention Center2:00 PMOne Convention Blvd., ATLANTIC CITY NJ, 08401
BelmarMunicipalBuilding (In Gym)2:00 PM601 Main St., Belmar, NJ07719
Long Branch EOC2:00 PMUnion & 3rd Ave, Long Branch, Nj07740
Church of Precious Blood2:00 PM72 Riverdale Ave, Monmouth Beach, NJ07750
Asbury ParkSeniorCenterTBD1201 Springwood Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ07712
Highlands 360 Navesink Ave, Highlands, NJ
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Cumin-Spiced Chicken and Egg Salad

You know you want this!

In search of flavor

Just because the warm days have left us does not mean that we can’t enjoy summer staples.  This is an egg salad with a protein boost and spice kick.  I thank my mother for this recipe.  She would make this with potatoes and hard boiled eggs and put it in pita bread to make warm sandwiches for lunch.  I left out the carbs and added more protein with the chicken.  Also, this really is figure friendly because it has no mayo that normally lathers typical egg salads.  The cumin adds a comforting warmth and stuffed into a toasted pita pocket, this will be your next go to weeknight dinner this fall !

Ingredients:

1lb chicken thighs, cut into bite sized pieces

4 hard boiled eggs chopped

1 medium onion, diced

1 tbsp of whole cumin seeds

1 tbsp of olive oil

1tsp of chilli powder

salt and pepper to taste

Method:

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Free birth control under health law starts today

Free birth control under health law starts today.

Starting Wednesday, millions of American women will no longer pay for birth control pills, Pap smears or mammograms — not even a co-pay.

Rules De L’Engagement

Rules De L’Engagement and I don’t mean social media!

DeLeDesserts

Yes, even War has rules! How blase, boring, predictable, and almost deplorable! Which leads us to engagements.  Le ring, ‘le put a ring on it if you like it” (those Americains), heirlooms (very Francaise), le must, de rigueur, mandatory R-I-N-G!!

Chopard ring 1 Chopard jewelry: platinum ring for $ 7 million

Perhaps, this ring is a bit out of the ball park at Seven Million USD, but it does spell  L-O-V-E, and that’s what it’s all about! Really. There’ll  be cries of “too ostentatious”, but please remember that when you have your first child, not the ostentatious mon cheri, the cries! Being a Wife and Mother has to be amply rewarded, and whether you know it or not that is where le road is leading.

Alright, so maybe I am over doing it, there are many ways to make a committment. In some cultures, they don’t even use diamonds as a mandatory rule of engagement, non!

This absolutely breath-taking sapphire gem, surrounded by diamonds was given ,(at least one…

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