Sunday, January 2, 2011

The Eyes Have it

I love looking into peoples eyes, you can tell so much about a person from just a five second look into their eyes. The saying that eyes are the windows to the soul isn't quite true, but it does give a small inkling about how one is feeling or how they are receiving you at the time. I love that the more you look into someones eyes the more you learn and discover. Take my husbands eyes for example, at first glance you see a very light blue eye, but step closer and you will see small spots of yellow inside the iris and a few small brown flecks, an even closer look and a pattern comes into focus, he has the shape of a flower coming from the pupil out to the edges of his iris, a daisy to be exact.
My Husband's eyes
My Middle son has Green eyes with swirls of blue and tiny silver/gold bursts, with the same floral pattern as my husband, so sweet and beautiful. Very expressive.
My middle son's eyes
My oldest son has very crystal blue eyes with the pattern of ocean water, swirling blues and grays, a deep gray ring around the outside of the Iris. I find his eyes very soothing to my soul.
My oldest son's eyes
My youngest son, started out with steel gray eyes, then they changed to  dark green, now they have rested between moods, sometimes greenish gold, sometimes light brown, he has patterns most like mine, spiderweb like patterns, that widen with sunlight, darkness and mood swings. (You can even tell that he is an unwilling subject at the time this photo was taken!)
My baby's eyes
 I know a girl with eyes that you've heard described in a romance novel, her eyes shine like green emeralds.... or something like that, nothing else would make her a standout, but the eyes are so incredible, glowing with life and energy. A dear friend of mine has eyes that have remained so open and clear, seeing the world for what it is, accepting, serene and alert, yet alive with curiosity. Someone that is very dear to me has seen so much pain that it should have broken anyone, yet still her eyes sparkle with happiness and energy.  Some eyes carry a story that you can almost make out, tragedy, sadness, something lost....some eyes have an innocence not yet touched, the world awaiting, a challenge, this is wonderful to see, a life not affected, still bubbling with hopes and dreams. Some eyes show anger and bitterness, full of pain and restlessness, reflecting a broken spirit, unfulfilled dreams.
Watching a baby focus on a brightly colored object with so much intensity can bring a mother to tears, everything new and perfect in it's eyes, these are the moments that bind a mother/father to a child, that perfect love and trust that they give you with just a look. Eyes can be the reflection of who we are and what we present to others, but I've noticed with age they begin to dull, to look as though layers are wrapping around them, covering the light. Is this our bodies dying slowly, and is this what it means when they say the light in the eyes is gone when people pass away? When next you have a conversation with another, take a deeper look and you may discover something new, something unexpected.

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