NaBloPoMo: March 31, 2010 “NaBloPoMo NoMo”
March 31, 2010 “NaBloPoMo NoMo”
I committed to National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo) at the end of February to do a blog post every day of March…I have succeeded! I’m very glad I made the commitment to do it. It was difficult to get myself to agree to writing every day about something, anything and trying to make it interesting or entertaining. That first day was daunting, in a way, because I didn’t know if I could think of 31 different things to write about and if did think of something, what would I have to say about it that anyone else would want to read. I have no idea how many people visited my NaBloPoMo blog this month. I hope at least some…a few…did. I’m quite proud that I did it; I wrote 31 different posts in as many days. That’s saying something, 31 somethings. Thanks for reading.
Anyway, today’s subject is….Eyes.
“Eyes are the windows to the soul” someone said, and it’s true, eyes can show all sorts of things about a person. Some of you just thought…”Yep, my age!” didn’t you? Well, maybe you can tell a little about someone’s age by looking into or at their eyes, but there is much more than meets, dare I say it…the eye.
You can see the lines reaching out from the corners of eyes and see age, but if you look deeper you might see something else all together. You might see all the times those eyes have squinted against the bright sun of a beautiful day or studied intently the petal of a flower, or the times they have laughed while watching children play. If you look closely you may see, in the lines, the times those eyes have closed tightly in fear and then prayer, you might even see the lines tears have followed to the cheek in happiness and in sadness. Wisdom, too, can be seen in the lines around one’s eyes, as well as youthfulness sometimes.
But, when you look deep into the color of a person’s eyes you can see volumes…sometimes the story of their life can be found there. Do they love? Do they hate? Can they be trusted or, are they dishonest? Do they know joy or is sadness what they have seen? Eyes can tell our story and they can see the stories of others. Eyes can convey the power of the strongest emotions and the slightest hints of those very same feelings. Eyes cast judgment and eyes show mercy. They can condemn or comfort, dismiss or approve. Our eyes can dance, sparkle, flash, pierce, brood, steel, seduce, laugh and cry. If it’s in our soul our eyes can and do show it to anyone that cares to look into them.
The picture is of my eyes….I hope you see gratitude and love in them, but I’ll leave that up to the reader.