|[a] Centered RF|
Let's stick to noses, today. We will start with a key structural element—the nose is in the middle of the face. It is a structural constant in a widely varying aesthetic universe, and this matters a great deal more than most people have considered. Artists aren't "most people," and they understand completely. Noses are difficult. Just a little too big or small (or oddly proportioned) and the whole picture or statue is messed up. That middle is pretty important when it comes to aesthetics.
|[b] Som-nose-lent RF|
|[c] Westernose RF|
Although it threatens to ruin any good feeling generated by the discussion so far, I would be remiss if I did not point out a terribly cruel and inhumane side of the issue. From early times until the present, it has been part of a form of punishment that defies normal humanistic understanding. If you follow the news or read history, you know what I mean. In other words, it is "centered" in especially loathsome ways every bit as much as happy and vibrant ones.
And, finally, noses are certainly not very far from the surface in literature. That is where we will "end" today, because—even though we have only begun to scratch (so to speak) the surface of the nose—a few stories will probably go further toward extending discussion than a prolonged dissertation on the topic.
|[d] Proboscis RF|