Eyes – the windows of the soul

The soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears

Native American proverb – the Minquass

blue eyes

Tara announced Eyes as the prompt for this week’s The Gallery and I immediately thought of going to my nan’s and taking a shot, like the above, of her eyes. Eyes that have watched and looked and seen for 92 years but both twins went down with a sick bug one after the other and then I got it too so that blew that idea out of the window! So here I am close up and In Yer Face.

I’m pretty critical of myself, I see those lines around the edges but I refuse to let them make me sad, life goes on and I can’t stop it so let’s just get on with it. Would I do botox if I had the money? I’m not sure I would. The idea of injecting a poison into my face freaks me out a bit to be honest, tell you what give me loads of money to call my own and then I’ll tell you truthfully what I think on that matter :D

These eyes have laughed a lot, they’ve also cried a lot and I need to wear glasses to see long distance which actually need updating, (note to self) and no I will never be tempted to wear contact lenses, I’m very squeamish. The thought of putting my finger in my eye…well I can’t bring myself to think a about it let alone do it.

My mother has beautiful green eyes – I didn’t inherit them and my late father, may his soul rest in peace, had stunning blue eyes which he failed to pass on to me too but I’m happy with my lot only they’re a bit indescript…grey? Blue? Green?

And the fact my top eyelids are starting to droop is really annoying me now, let’s review that Botox decision again…

I’m also linking up with Jenny Matlock’s Alphabe Thursday  which I haven’t taken part in almost a year, this week’s letter is I – and I’m entering with the title ‘I’ as in me, little old me (or Eye, if I’m cheeky)….I’m looking forward to seeing who I bump into.


  1. Choclette
    January 18, 2012 / 6:32 PM

    You have beautiful eyes – the best of all worlds a bit of your mother’s green, some of your father’s blue and some of your very own grey.

  2. January 18, 2012 / 7:17 PM

    I think your blue/grey/green eyes are beautiful as well! x

  3. LauraCYMFT
    January 18, 2012 / 9:03 PM

    I think you have really stunning eyes!

  4. Helloitsgemma
    January 18, 2012 / 8:05 PM

    forget the Botox – you look fab.
    I think they are green, but I am a fan of green eyes ;)

  5. Anonymous
    January 18, 2012 / 10:01 PM

    Those eyes have a lifetime of happiness and love in them!

  6. Anonymous
    January 18, 2012 / 10:38 PM

    I bet those eyes have seen some mischief!

  7. Anonymous
    January 19, 2012 / 10:04 AM

    shame you didn’t get to photograph your Nan’s eyes, but you have lovely bright eyes…and they are very similar in colour to my youngests with the dark blue around the edge & specs of brown in the middle.

  8. Mum2BabyInsomniac
    January 19, 2012 / 11:55 AM

    You have amazing eyelashes! I wish mine were black…instead of pale and in desperate need of mascara! x

    • Mari
      January 19, 2012 / 11:57 AM

      Sshhhh, don’t tell anyone – I put a bit of mascara on ;)

  9. Jdaniel4smom
    January 19, 2012 / 1:18 PM

    Your eyes are lovely! I ended up with blue like both my parents.

  10. Anonymous
    January 19, 2012 / 2:25 PM

    I think they are a lovely colour! I used my Gallery post this for Jenny’s Alphabe!

  11. Pondside
    January 19, 2012 / 3:02 PM

    I like that honest photo of your eyes.  I think it would be fun to see lots of photos like that. Your eyes are beautiful.

  12. Anonymous
    January 19, 2012 / 3:47 PM

    I think your eyes are a lovely colour a real mix of the grey blue and green. I too wear my crinkly bits with pride – I think its good to show that your eyes have laughed and cried rather than have them looking like Plasticine – gives you more of an insight to the soul

  13. Funky Wellies
    January 19, 2012 / 5:19 PM

    I love your opening quote, and the photo. I obviously have not seen your parents’ eyes, but I find yours wonderful!

  14. January 19, 2012 / 5:41 PM

    I think your eyes are quite beautiful. They really are the windows to the soul, and yours looks lovely.


  15. January 19, 2012 / 6:19 PM

    Great quote and photo. And your eyes are NOT nondescript! Plus you have great long lashes to frame them…lucky you!

  16. January 19, 2012 / 6:33 PM

    You have beautiful eyelashes – and that is a thing to be pleased about! The things you can do with eyes when you have good lashes!

  17. Jeannette StG
    January 19, 2012 / 7:53 PM

    Beautiful Eyes! an I see you’re on Networked Blogs – I’ll put my follow with my artists name on there – I’m Jesh StGermain on FB

  18. January 19, 2012 / 8:35 PM

    I think you have beautiful eyes!! and as everyone else has said fab lashes!! xx

  19. Storybeader
    January 20, 2012 / 1:42 PM

    I’m the same way – no botox or contacts for me either.  Beautiful proverb!  {:-Deb

  20. Susan Mann
    January 20, 2012 / 3:51 PM

    Beautiful eyes x

  21. Jenny Matlock
    January 27, 2012 / 4:57 PM

    That is truly one of my favorite quotes.

    And I think your eyes are lovely.   I envy you those long, lush eyelashes!

    The mix of your parents eyecolors served you well.   You have absolutely gorgeous eyes.

    Thanks for letting us ‘see’ them!

    And thanks for linking up!


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