So, during the past few days, I've been thinking a lot about smiling. This might sound weird, but who cares? I think of all kinds of things.
Lately, every time I go to a supermarket or a store, I make sure that I smile at the cashier and make direct eye-contact. (This is part of a much bigger thing that I've been lately enamored of, but more on that later.)
What I've found when I've done this is that I get much better treatment from these people, and I get a smile back!! There seems to be a very innate response to seeing a smile, and this seems to occur in all of us. Of course, I have to clarify. I'm talking about the kind of smile that grows out of sincerity, kindness, and gratitude. If, for example, you are smiling just to flirt. This is another thing entirely (and a whole other blog post).
To me, a smile is a nonverbal way of giving kindness. Right now, I'm all about carrying out random acts of kindness--to be thoughtful, generous, sincere, and caring particularly without wanting anything in return. I feel that our world is in desperate need of more kindness.
Well, here it is!! After months of research and planning, you are now looking at my official website. More and more features will be added in the coming months.
Consider yourself forewarned!! The look and feel of the site will be changing constantly over time. This site is an ever-evolving art piece.
I decided to go with a blog format for my site and, by so doing, engage in an ongoing dialogue with the world at large. This is now the central hub for all things Gordon Roque. Photos, weekly features, and all the latest news about shows and my forthcoming album can be found right here.
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I've also just announced my Featured Artist of the Month for April 2008--the poet Kathy Skaggs. Be sure to stop by the featured artist page to read this wonderful profile.