Crow’s Feet: A Wrinkle is Worth a Thousand Smiles

Welcoming a face — and life — worn out by abundant joy

Ria Tagulinao
Crow’s Feet
Published in
6 min readSep 24, 2023

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How a Crow’s Feet-inducing moment looks like | 2014 | Photo courtesy of the author

“Here comes her fake smile,” my parents would tease when it was time for picture-taking. They were talking about me.

As a little girl then, I didn’t understand what they meant. As far as I knew, I was smiling the way all the adults did: with my mouth stretched…

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Ria Tagulinao
Crow’s Feet

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