Looking at the front page of the blog, I realise that the last three posts are accompanied by pictures taken looking up at the sky, and I am reminded of a poem from my childhood.
The Rhyme of Dorothy Rose by Pauline Frances Camp starts with the line:
Dorothy Rose had a turned-up nose
That’s all I could remember of the poem, although I was clear about the story it told: rather than bemoaning her snub nose, the little girl decides to tilt her whole personality and attitude to match and becomes a delightful person because of it.
Of course ‘Google is your friend’ and the poem can be read in full on Google Books. The final verse reads:
Lastly her lips turned their corners up,
Brimming with smiles like a rosy cup.
Oh a charming child is Dorothy Rose,-
And it all began with a turned-up nose!
Perhaps the poem didn’t really warrant being remembered for going on fifty years, but it seems to be an interesting early example showing how physical posture affects attitude, and how your attitude affects how other people see you.
Mind you, the post do not adjust your screen points out that it’s not always better to look upwards if you want to get the best view.