Friday, December 12, 2008

Friday Five: The Eyes have it

The Friday Five questions come from here.


1. What color are your beautiful eyes? Did you inherit them from or pass them on to anyone in your family?

Due to my maternal-side Eastern European heritage and a genetic tendency on my paternal side, I have abnormally dark brown eyes for my complexion. When I was an infant, people consistently asked my parents if I had been adopted [from Asia] because of my dark eyes. Because they are deep-set (another genetic trait), they aren't as obvious now.

2. What color eyes would you choose if you could change them?

I always like green eyes and if I had to change, I might go to that bright color. However, I'm partial to my own eyes (at least their color, if not their level of sightedness).

3. Do you wear glasses or contacts? What kind? Like 'em or hate 'em?

I wear glasses. I've worn glasses since I was five and it became obvious that I could not see the school bus headed up the street toward my house... until it was practically in front of me. Both my parents wear glasses and they deeply lamented how long it took them to realize that I couldn't see. At 11, I got bifocals (frustrating and embarrassing), but wearing such a strong prescription helped my eyes improve to reading glasses level by the time I was 14.
I wanted contacts for a time, but my astigmatism prevented that. Now it wouldn't be a problem, but I've developed a fear of things coming toward my eyes (no eyeliner for me!). I go back and forth on the Lasik surgery. It would be great to be able to go hunting without worrying about the scope hitting my glasses, but eye surgery (?)... we'll see. (rim shot!)

4. Ever had, or contemplated, laser surgery? Happy with the results?

I go back and forth on the Lasik surgery. It would be great to be able to go hunting without worrying about the scope hitting my glasses, but eye surgery (?)... we'll see. (rim shot!) I'm glad to hear opinions on this.


5. Do you like to look people in the eye, or are you more eye-shy?

I look people in the eye, unless I'm thinking. Then I seem to look off to the left. In general, people on my left in a group probably get more eye contact that people on my right.

Bonus question: Share a poem, song, or prayer that relates to eyes and seeing.

Dust in the Eyes- Robert Frost
If, as they say, some dust thrown in my eyes
Will keep my talk from getting overwise,
I'm not the one for putting off the proof.
Let it be overwhelming, off a roof
And round a corner, blizzard snow for dust,
And blind me to a standstill if it must.

1 comment:

Sophia said...

Great poem! And my husband, who has also needed strong glasses from junior high on, woke up today raving with joy about his clear vision--he says it's totally worth it!