Here we are at the darling letter, D
D is for Dimple
At one time I was quite sure that the angels in charge of baby making bestowed dimples upon certain people in order to make them appealing, totally adorable and the most favoured of people. Same for cleft chins!!!
However, Wikipedia now informs me that dimples may be caused by variations in the structure of the facial muscle known as zygomaticus major and that this bifid variation of the muscle originates as a single structure from the zygomatic bone which, as it travels anteriorly, then divides with a superior bundle that inserts in the typical position above the corner of the mouth. An inferior bundle inserts below the corner of the mouth.
That most attractive cleft chin also has a structural origin, - it is a y-shaped fissure on the chin with an underlying bony peculiarity, apparently resulting from the incomplete fusion of the left and right halves of the jaw bone, or muscle, during the embyonal and fetal development. Or it can develop over time, often because one half of the jaw is longer than the other, leading to facial asymmetry.
Or, for those who are into this kind of thing, the same result can be achieved by surgery!!!!!!!
So much for my angel theory, but however the dimple and the cleft chin are arrived at I still find them very sweet and feel that those who possess them have definitely an advantage over those of us who are bereft of such an appealing feature.....
Do not despair if you don't have dimples in your cheeks.
Perhaps you have Dimples of Venus, - not so apparent but equally bequiling.
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