I considered this for a while. I wanted to do plain in the sense of not standing out, but I think everyone has something special or beautiful to them, so visualising someone "plain" would be hard.
Hence the blank face. Point is, this little guy feels much more plain than he actually is. What he doesn't know, is that in 56 hours and 23 minutes he will meet someone who will make him see what a very special and beautiful person he is.
Stephanie and Mav (who did 3191 A Year of Mornings) are now doing A Year of Evenings. Wonderful:)
Maditi is doing something similar.