“The eye is the jewel of the body.” ~ Henry David Thoreau ~
I’ve always had a “thing” for eyes. Not only do I find the actual science behind an eye totally fascinating, but I think that eyes are beautiful. Each eye is one hundred percent unique like a fingerprint.
Eyes are all shades of blue, gray, brown, green and hazel. My eyes are hazel with yellow flecks, a dark blue-green ring around the iris and splattered brown around the pupil.
The eye feeds our brain images of all the things we see as we go throughout the day. The images we see affect us in one way or another. Our brain is able to absorb EVERYTHING we see even if we are not consciously noticing it. The eyes and the brain have a great partnership.
“The soul, fortunately, has an interpreter - often an unconscious but still a faithful interpreter – in the eye.” ~ Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre ~
It is often said that eyes are the windows of the soul. This means that when we look into someone’s eyes, we can see their soul – the goodness or evil that lies within. Of course, when we look out of the window of our own eyes, our soul is limited by the view the eyes provides. Thus, we should be selective what we allow our eyes to see and our souls to internalize.
According to the scientists at Orebro University in Sweden, eyes can reveal personality traits. In this study, the scientists compared the eyes of 428 people against their personality traits to determine if the eyes matched the personality traits of the subjects.
The crypts of the eye are the threads that radiate from the pupil. The contraction furrows are the lines curving around the outer edge which appear when the pupils dilate.
The research revealed that people with densely packed crypts are more warmhearted, trusting, tender, and likely to sympathize with others. I was relieved to see that my crypts matched this description because people with more contraction furrows seem to be more neurotic, impulsive and likely to give into cravings. Believe me…the last thing I need is to crave more ice cream and chocolate!
“Look into my eyes and hear what I’m not saying, for my eyes speak louder than my voice ever will…” ~ Unknown ~
I bet you pull out the mirror to look at your crypts. Isn’t that a funny name for the part of the eye?
Harry Nilsson sang a song called, Without You and part of the lyrics are:
“You always smile, but in your eyes your sorrow shows.”
I didn’t take a lot of pictures during the worst part of my PTSD for obvious reasons. The few pictures that I do have are very telling of the sadness, confusion, hopelessness and fear that I was feeling. I put on a great poker face I thought, but there really was no hiding the real trauma I suffered because my eyes revealed the shattered dreams and my broken heart.
The eyes are among the very first things I notice about someone. If you pay attention, so much information and emotion is shown in the eyes. Think about it – when someone looks straight into your eyes and tells a lie, you know it. Or if your heart is filled with love and you gaze into the eyes of the person you are loving, not only are you showing the emotion through your eyes, but you can feel the love reciprocated from the other person.
Even though I have a funky red squiggle going on, I think eyes are phenomenal and I love my eyes.
So what color are your eyes and what do your crypts reveal? Don’t you think eyes are phenomenal?