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Why do we still smile when we take pictures? The hidden dangers of smiling

“How long have you been here? In gollyland.”

It’s not the first time I’ve been asked this. I get asked this more than anything else, but it never gets easier.

I try not to show it, my anxiety, as I say, “All of my life.”

“Well, let me tell you this much,” she says with a look of surprise, before winking, “I don’t detect any accent.”

This too, I’m told all the time. Somewhere between the relief and paranoia, I mutter my thanks.

Pickles Reads reviews my book

Remember when NASA beamed Beatles music out to space in some veiled hope of contacting alien life?

This is like receiving a response.

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