Friday, December 12, 2008

The Eyes Have it: A Friday Five "Windows of the Soul"

Sophia of RevGals writes:

"This Friday Five is inspired by my husband's Lasik surgery yesterday....He'd been contemplating it for a while and was pushed over the edge by the fact that we put too much money in our healthcare spending account this year and it would have been gone anyway. (There was only enough for one eye, but the kind people at the eye clinic figured out a way to divvy up the charges between surgery and followup in January=next year's spending account). So please say a little prayer for his safe recovery and share with us your thoughts on eyes and vision."

1. What color are your beautiful eyes? Did you inherit them from or pass them on to anyone in your family?
My eyes are brown. Lightish brown. I inherited them from my dad, and gave them to the Harpist. (Reedy Girl has the eyes of the Bearded Brewer.)

2. What color eyes would you choose if you could change them?
Um? I'm pretty content. Don't know as I'd change them, except to perhaps make them a little less bloodshot than they are this morning!

3. Do you wear glasses or contacts? What kind? Like 'em or hate 'em?
Glasses since I was 8 years old... I tried contacts but they were the old "hard" kind and I kept blinking them out. I've never tried again, which is probably a good thing since I'm very nearsighted, experience a lot of allergic reactions in my eyes (hence I rarely wear eye makeup) AND have a lovely amount of astigmatism. Soft contacts have never been an option.

Now I am a presbyoptican. (Sounds so much more elegant than "I wear progressive lenses.")

4. Ever had, or contemplated, laser surgery? Happy with the results?
Nope. I only have two eyeballs. I've heard enough about troubles that I just didn't want to borrow any.

5. Do you like to look people in the eye, or are you more eye-shy?
I do look people in the eye... unless they make me nervous. Then I look away...

Bonus question: Share a poem, song, or prayer that relates to eyes and seeing.
I'm feeling frivolous... here's titles of songs that I could remember with the word "EYE/EYES/EYED" in them. (But I do pray for quick healing from the eye surgery!)

These Eyes - The Guess Who
Green Eyed Lady - Sugarloaf
Eye Of The Beholder - Metallica
Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue - Crystal Gail
My Eyes Adored You - Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
Father's Eyes - Amy Grant
Sad Eyes - Robert John
Eye Of The Tiger - Survivor
Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You - Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
For Your Eyes Only - Sheena Easton
These Eyes - The Guess Who
Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain - Willie Nelson
Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue - (no clue...)

AND - because I am one...
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison

The EYES have it! :)


Processing Counselor said...

Some of your song titles really took me back!

DogBlogger said...

Good play! As a fellow brown-eyed girl, I really like the Van Morrison song, too.

Sally said...

love the list of songs, and brown-eyed girl, been huming it all morning!

Auntie Knickers said...

That Morrison song sure is catchy! You came up with a great list of songs. You'd be good at playing Encore! (a game where you have to sing a verse of a song that includes a key word -- as many songs as possible).

Purple said...

I am a progressive lens gal also...sigh

Deb said...

Truth out - I had to look up the artists. But yes - I could sing at least the title line. :)


Sophia said...

I hereby award you the bonus question prize for most eye songs! And thanks for the prayers--he has moved on to the "I can see, I can see" stage and makes me think of some of the blind men in the Gospel healed by Jesus!

aka The Swandive said...

that is an AWESOME list. Love it.

Anonymous said...

love your play! hope the bloodshots go away soon. thanks for all the songs--i loved hearing them again (most of them the minute i read the title were playing in my head).

Gord said...

I could never consider contacts as the mere thought of touching my eye makes them close tightly. HOwever your post reminds me that since I have an astigmatism as well I likely wouldn't be a great candidate

Anonymous said...

You got one of those songs in there twice - is that because it's your favorite??

For what it's worth, people with astigmatism CAN wear soft contact lenses - they make ones that can correct for it now! (i know, because I wear them :^)