In the second cell up from the bottom, I place the concept of Laugh Lines. These creases between the nose and mouth -- which I've learned have an official medical definition that's nowhere as evocative as their colloquial name -- are said to indicate a life spent smiling and laughing. I was dismayed that a large fraction of search-engine hits on this term seemed to lead to sites devoted to removing these endearing features, rather than celebrating them.
I colored this new cell in honor of the idiomatic phrase "laugh till you're blue in the face," and I also took advantage of the happy (!?) coincidence in English that the lines themselves kind of resemble their own initials. Visual onomatopoeia?
Links: The association with Beethoven's joyous golden Ode, and with Japan's optimistic and evergreen New Year celebration, should be pretty straightforward. The connection to the scarlet passion of Aerosmith's Dream On should be evident if you remember its opening lines...
Every time when I look in the mirrorBut what Steven Tyler sang with mock gravitas (he wrote that in his early 20s, for cryin' out loud!), I say with a slightly more experienced smile. Honor those lines, especially the ones born while guffawing.
All these lines on my face getting clearer...
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(I'm still open to ideas on how to continue with this game, and I'm still processing the comments on the previous post. We'll see how frequently I can update this thing... the next month is going to be a busy one for me, work-wise...)