In a previous life, in a land and time far, far away, I was a classically trained actor. I tread the boards before there were any boards to be tread. I acted in the midst of a semi-circle stage surrounded by steps that became seats. I was jeered. Celebrated. Heckled. Commanded. Praised. And bruised by the odd flying apple or two. I was a subtle method actor, who used subtle signs to show emotion. See if you can spot the subtle signs in the next few images:
I was able to show determination.
I was able to show leadership.
I was able to show courage.
I was able to show fear, but fear being hidden within confusion whilst carefully watching some activity in the distance.
I was able to show humour.
And I was able to show the emotion of indifference. Apathy.
So… did you spot the subtle differences? If you did, you did far better than I did. I may have deceived you in my first paragraph. I said I was a classically trained actor in a previous life… I didn’t mention the fact that I wasn’t a very good one… then or now…