And eyes, yes. With eyes, however, you want to look into them to see how alive the one looking at you is or to see straight into their soul and know. You just know. With smile, though, you can see it from afar and feel it entirely. Whereas live, circumstances permitting, is the most wonderful way to do it, on tv is not that bad either when it’s Roger Federer who’s smiling.
The media is head over heels, at all times, for Federer, but it’s his record eighth Wimbledon title that makes all the titles in the world right now. Roger Federer stands tallest of all as Wimbledon’s history man, The Guardian. Roger Federer, the greatest-ever athlete across all sports after Wimbledon triumph, ABC. This was Roger Federer’s best ever Wimbledon… Now it is undisputed he is the best to ever grace the game, Daily Mail.
It’s something else in the air, too! He’s genuinely human. On top of him breaking down records, or mastering a super technique, or having superpowers. It’s a fact that he’s considered today, at 35, the greatest tennis player of all times, but it must be his realness at heart that got him into all of our hearts. He is what he is and he does what he does at the highest frequency possible.
Even when he smiles. Or is it the smile that makes him the man he is today?
A smile can tell everything about someone if one just pays attention to someone and if one can see through someone while someone smiles, then someone and one are something else (lunatics) and that’s great. Rare, but great, so who cares about rare when it’s great here? What? It doesn’t, even, involve staring. It’s a couple of seconds. It’s a feeling. It hits one. All of a sudden. That’s one situation.
Another one is in the video.
A smile creates a certain energy that releases into the universe and creates a moment of synergy. Something one and someone can’t fight and is only possible when everything comes genuinely. Just like when we were all kids and didn’t have any barriers or fears. Smiling and being human is always available, regardless of the circumstances, inside of you, yoo-hoo.
The video above dates back from 2010 and Nadal was climbing up the ladder. He succeeded in reaching the top, is sitting on a chair next to Federer and, stupidly, in the most romantic stupidly way possible, smiles.
Is it about the love of life? Or the passion for what we’re doing? Or the person we come home to? Or the world we create around us? Or is it just a matter of genetics? We are energy. Smile is energy. We can be who we want to be. We can do what we want to do.
We can’t ha-ha all the time, or can we? But we should never forget how to smile from the heart. And then bump into the lunatic we can laugh, stupidly, with. Or just be.
Obviously, it’s not a matter of perfect teeth – though taking care of them is a must, they don’t call it diamonds for nothing after all – because smiling is about sparkling eyes, also, is about losing control, is about butterflies, is about the soul. Hello!
And sometimes, just sometimes, it might be someone or something that takes one places and one finds oneself smiling inside out like one has never before. Because sometimes, just sometimes, it is someone or something that sees in one a thing not even one has seen in oneself before. And it’s not even about how good or bad the jokes are. It’s something else.
Roger Federer has style and we didn’t even get to fashion.