Till We Have Faces

I miss the human face…don’t you?

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Isn’t it interesting how that is? Did you think you would ever miss the human face? Who would ever have guessed it?

What is about the face that is so important?

I suppose it’s the mouth and the cheeks and the chin.

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It really is difficult to communicate with other people who do not have a mouth or cheeks or a chin. What is it exactly?

Obviously, it is difficult to communicate with someone who has no mouth or an obstructed mouth.

I have never been quite so conscious of the extent to which I myself communicate with more than my voice.

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Jokes or any kind of irony become impossible without a face!

Imagine what Owen Wister’s “The Virginian” would have done if this jerk did not have a face?!

Normal, ordinary human communication requires a face. So does extraordinary and even life and death communication!

The beauty of the world, the beauty of life itself is distinctly tied up with the human face.

Who doesn’t love the eyes? But suddenly I have realized that the eyes are housed in a face.

I have heard it said that the human body is the most beautiful thing in God’s earthly creation. And further that the human face is the pinnacle of beauty that crowns the body. Somehow it is the face of a person that is most beautiful.

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In some way the beauty of the entire universe of created matter is expressed most completely in the human face. That is to say that consummate beauty, the beauty that makes daily living joyful and fulfilling is all tied up in the face of other human beings.

I can’t wait till we have faces!

About marklangley

Presently, the founding Headmaster of Our Lady of Walsingham Academy in Colorado Springs (see www. OLWclassical.org), former headmaster and Academic Dean at The Lyceum (a school he founded in 2003, see theLyceum.org) Mark loves sacred music and Gregorian Chant and singing with his lovely wife, Stephanie, and their children.
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6 Responses to Till We Have Faces

  1. Collette says:


  2. Peg says:

    But we can see each other smile with our eyes and I am enjoying that!

  3. David says:

    How you stir my historical curiosity, and make me realize how little detail I have at my fingertips! I love the Late Mediaeval and Early Modern ‘Pleurant voilé’ decoration of so many tombs. But how many men – not only those in Orders – went through daily life throughout how many centuries of Christian history, similarly hooded? And what – if anything – does this have to do with all those Spanish and Italian processions during Holy Week, with confraternities of men and boys strikingly hooded? And through how much of Christian history were the faces of most women hooded or veiled in public? What shifting part of the mix have visible faces in public been, down the Christian centuries? How weighty has facilitating the discipline of the eyes been as a part of Christian life in public, through how much of its history?

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  5. Kitty Murray says:

    I couldn’t agree more. Down with masks. There is no health benefit and your article makes it clear that it is damaging to us psychologically. Thank you for your cogent article. I first read it at Cleveland Friends of TLM and now I can read others at Lion and Ox. Deo gratias.

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