Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Look into my eyes
I have never really given a lot of thought to my eyes until this past year.
Like most people, my eyes have been the same color since I was like 2 years old.
Does anyone really think about the color of their eyes? They are what they are and that's pretty much it.
It started off with a good friend who I have known for many years, interrupting me in mid sentence, to comment on how blue my eyes looked these days. I just chalked it up to it being the color of my shirt, making them look brighter or something.
Then, last October my # 1 fan and I were in NYC on a little vacation together. While we there 2 separate comments from 2 total strangers at 2 totally different times were made about the color of my eyes. And both times the comment was "but you have you have brown hair". One guy even went as far as to ask me where I got them from and surely I must have gotten them from a blonde parent. Nope, I got em from my Dad who also has brown hair.
Well that's odd. But okay. I guess people like me are an oddity in the US? Any Americans reading this can jump in any time and tell me if I am wrong. I really have no idea.
Then a month or two after I got back from NYC, I was in the mall with LittleA. We were going up an escalator. There was a guy at the top. He was waving to us and when we got to the top he stopped us and told me he had never see eyes like the color of mine and asked me if they were real. What? I am thinking at this point. My eyes are the same color they have always been, What is going on? They are blue. Plain old blue.
And then again a few months later I was chatting with my youngest niece and she stops in mid conversation and asks me if I am wearing colored contacts. I tell her I am not (because I don't) and she says "your eyes are blue". Yup, I say they always have been. And she is too "but your hair is brown". Okay, so now this lovely lady has known me her her whole life, which at the time was 12 years. Why is everyone noticing the color of my eyes all of a sudden? And yeah, I have brown hair. I am no freak of nature. Sheesh.
And again, one more time, not too long ago. I am waiting in the line at Tim Horton's (mmmm, Timmy's coffee!). I am meeting a friend as well. I see her come in. I look over and wave at her at the door as she comes in. She says from across the store..."holy crap your eyes are so blue today. I have never seen them this blue!". Her and I have been friends for like over 20 years. So strange.
So I am at a loss. For 2 things. Are my eyes suddenly a lot brighter or something? And is really odd to have blue eyes and brown hair? I have never thought so. It happens all the time, doesn't it?
So that's another musing of my random mind.
On a side note. I am totally terrible at paying attention to the color of peoples eyes. I just never notice. Is it also weird that I don't pay attention to this detail about people.
Do you notice the color of peoples eyes?