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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & General Editor
Volume 9, Number 4, December 2015


Terri L. French
Huntsville, Alabama, USA


I don’t remember the name of the movie but I do remember its most famous line—“I see dead people.” Fortunately, I do not see dead people. I see faces. Just about everywhere—on a stone, a cracker, a ceiling tile, a mildew stain. Faces everywhere. Not famous faces, not cartoon character faces, and certainly not the face of Jesus. Just faces. The kind with two eyes a nose and a mouth. Sometimes a frontal view and sometimes in profile. Smiling, yawning, sneering, crying, wrinkled or youthful. I read somewhere online that this qualifies me as neurotic. I don’t know about that, but the last face I saw—on the leaf of an artificial fig tree in my psychiatrist’s office—winked at me.

life drawing class
the model’s face



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